Elton John To Pocket Massive Payday Selling Farewell Tour Documentary At Disney

Elton John’s “Farewell, Yellow Brick Road” tour is both a farewell tour and a retirement plan by the looks of a recent deal he struck with Disney.

The Rocket Man has sold his movie Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years That Made His Legend to Disney for an estimated $30 million, according to Deadline.

The film is billed as the iconic British pop star’s ‘official feature film’, with ‘unseen concert footage of him from the past 50 years’, including handwritten diary entries and current footage from the icon behind the scenes with his family.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road will hit the film festival stage and screen in select theaters before being made available to Disney+ subscribers.

The film was directed by RJ Cutler and Elton’s husband, filmmaker David Furnish.

A Disney spokesperson called it a “great honour” to be entrusted with such a “compelling” document about “one of the world’s most beloved and prolific artists”.

Furnish himself added that Cutler was the perfect collaborator for the film which “is more than just Elton’s career. It’s his life, from Troubadour to Dodger Stadium. We knew RJ would help guide Elton’s story and its many layers in an authentic and evocative way. We are delighted to work together.

The documentary follows John’s 2019 biopic Rocketman and his ME autobiography.

The final date for the “Farewell, Yellow Brick Road” tour in the United States is, fittingly, set for November 11 at Dodgers Stadium.

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