Paramount has just slated Dexter Fletcher's Elton John biopic Rocketman for a May 17, 2019 release date.

Fletcher was just getting started on the filming of Rocketman the Monday after I initially talked to him for The 405 this month – read that interview here. Fletcher says Rocketman will "be a completely different kind of film but equally exciting, and I get to work with another fantastic actor called Taron Egerton who's going to amaze people with not only his acting ability but his singing ability as well."

Rocketman takes a look at Sir Elton John circa 1972 when he became a mega star with the albums "Honky Chateau" and "Goodbye Yellowbrick Road."

Fletcher's other rock biopic (a movie he took over directing after Bryan Singer’s departure), Bohemian Rhapsody which will look at Freddie Mercury and Queen, has been slated for a November 2, 2018 release. Fletcher says "Bohemian Rhapsody was something that I helped finish off for the studio, and Graham King, the producer, is a friend. I was honored to be a part of that. I think everyone's going to be amazed at Rami Malek's amazing performance, it's a tour de force piece of work…"

Catch the trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody below and stay with The 405 for more on both films.