Elton John and 'Rocketman' touch down in Cannes

Singer Elton John poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France,

Singer Elton John poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France,

Actor Taron Egerton, left, and singer Elton John pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international

Actor Taron Egerton, left, and singer Elton John pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international

Musician Elton John poses for photographers upon his arrival at the premiere of the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes,

Musician Elton John poses for photographers upon his arrival at the premiere of the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes,

Producer Adam Bohling, actor Taron Egerton, singer Elton John and producer David Furnish pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the fi

Producer Adam Bohling, actor Taron Egerton, singer Elton John and producer David Furnish pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the fi

Actor Taron Egerton, center, ties the shoelaces of singer Elton John, center top, as they pose with producer David Furnish, director Dexter Fletcher,

Actor Taron Egerton, center, ties the shoelaces of singer Elton John, center top, as they pose with producer David Furnish, director Dexter Fletcher,

Singer Elton John poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southe

Singer Elton John poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southe

Singer Elton John poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France,

Singer Elton John poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France,

Singer Elton John poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France,

Singer Elton John poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France,

Actor Taron Egerton, right, and singer Elton John pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international film fes

Actor Taron Egerton, right, and singer Elton John pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international film fes

Actor Taron Egerton, left, and singer Elton John pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international film fest

Actor Taron Egerton, left, and singer Elton John pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international film fest

CANNES, France (AP) — Elton John and his biopic "Rocketman" has landed at the Cannes Film Festival where star Taron Egerton was moved to tears after the premiere.

John executive produced the film. And while the 72-year-old pop star hasn't spoken much about the movie, he came to Cannes complete with heart-shaped, red-tinted glasses and a tuxedo with "Rocket Man" emblazoned on the back.

"Rocketman" is directed by Dexter Fletcher who also took over directing duties on last year's hit music biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody," after Bryan Singer departed mid-production.

"Rocketman" isn't so dissimilar from "Bohemian Rhapsody." It's a glossy music-stuffed biopic with a star-making turn from Egerton. But "Rocketman" is R-rated and less cautious about its star's homosexuality.

Paramount Pictures hopes "Rocketman" can also mimic the box office of "Bohemian Rhapsody," which grossed $903 million.