Michael Gracey

Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’ Gets Director Michael Gracey

Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’ Gets Director Michael Gracey

Michael Gracey will direct the Elton John biopic Rocketman for Rocket Pictures. We first reported on the project back in September 2011 when Lee Hall (War Horse, Billy Elliot) signed on to write the screenplay.

No production schedule was given for Rocketman at this time. Michael Gracey is also attached to direct The Greatest Showman on Earth, a P.T. Barnum biopic with Hugh Jackman set to star, and The Muppet Man, centering on the life of Jim Henson.

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‘The Greatest Showman on Earth’ Gets Director Michael Gracey

20th Century Fox has brought on Michael Gracey to direct the long-gestating musical The Greatest Showman on Earth. The project was first announced over two years ago, with Hugh Jackman attached to star.

The musical centers on the life of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), who was known for his elaborate hoaxes before creating the three-ring circus. The story will also center on his pining for Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind.

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‘The Order of the Seven’ Gets Director Michael Gracey

Disney has set commercials director and visual effects wizard Michael Gracey to direct its live-action Snow White project The Order of the Seven.

The China-set epic has a refurbished script from Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt.

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