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Casting bosses looking for child star to play young Elton John

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Casting bosses are scouring the U.K. to find a talented child actor to play a young Sir Elton John in the singer's upcoming movie-musical biopic.

Bing: Elton John film planned

Producers behind "Rocketman" have launched a search for a musician between the ages of 6 and 10 to play the flamboyant star, whose real name is Reginald Dwight, in the long-awaited film about his life and career.

The casting notice reads, "Reggie is a shy boy from Pinner, London, whose life is transformed when he is first put in front of the piano as a five year old. His immense talent leads him to the Royal Academy of Music and later, as he pushes his awkward, insecure, younger self to one side, to a desire to be a rock 'n' roll legend as he renames himself Elton John. 'Rocketman' is a fantasy-inspired retelling of Elton's story where reality is skewed by an excess world and choreographed musical sequences."

Kids who can play the piano are invited to check out audition details at RocketPictures.co.uk.

6Comments
Apr 13, 2013 6:37AM
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WHEN IS THE KEITH MOON MOVIE WITH MIKE MEYERS COMING OUT  AND THE JIMI HENDRIX MOVIE
Apr 13, 2013 6:36AM
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MY SON IS 3 I WILL TEACH HIM PIANO TODAY
Apr 13, 2013 11:45AM
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I don't know why they say they could care less, I care a lot and you can tell me clear across the ocean if you want to. love Elton. hope they don't find a silly one, but a true to life one who can tell the truth.
Apr 13, 2013 5:46AM
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So, MSN is using "Movie News" as a casting call site now?  Surely, producers can find a young boy somewhere in England to play Elton in his early years without casting this "news" across the ocean, where most of us really could care less?  Let me know when the movie's been made and is ready for release.  Then, it'll have some validity!!!
Apr 12, 2013 7:46AM
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Zachary oooo Zacharyyyyyyyy can you do daddy a favor lolololololololol
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