There is something to be said for someone as timeless as Elton John. The man is an icon and if you’ve ever seen his performances, you know they are iconic. He’s an amazing talent, is dedicated to helping others, and well the point of this article is that he has a documentary coming.
Deadline reported that Academy Award-nominee R.J. Cutler as well as filmmaker (and longtime Elton John partner) David Furnish, are the forces behind the documentary, which will have a limited festival run before heading to the streaming service.
The documentary is said to feature, “Unseen concert footage of him over the past 50 years, hand-written journals and present-day footage of Elton John and his family.”
“There are no superlatives left to describe Elton John and his impact on music and culture — he’s simply unrivaled,” said Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, in a statement. “Like a good Disney story, Elton’s music has both universal appeal and the ability to connect with audiences on a deeply personal level. He has been part of the Disney family since 1994 when he helped make The Lion King an instant classic, and we could not be more excited to collaborate with him on this new documentary.”
Around the center of the documentary is John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. His last several months of the road, which will come to a close with his final North American tour date this fall at Dodger Stadium.
We love music documentaries and can’t wait to see this one.
If you could see a documentary about any musician, who would it be?