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Casting bosses looking for child star to play young Elton John

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.

Producers behind Rocketman have launched a search for a musician between the ages of six and 10 to play the flamboyant star, real name 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.