El­ton v Fred­die: who will be Killer Queen?

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El­ton John and leg­endary rock­ers Queen are be­ing pit­ted against each other in the lat­est bat­tle of block­buster films.

I’m told Rock­et­man will fea­ture some “very bold” sex scenes in a bid to be raunchier than the re­cent Fred­die Mer­cury biopic.

Bohemian Rhapsody (star­ring Rami Malek as Fred­die) was crit­i­cised for

“skirt­ing over” Fred­die’s AIDs bat­tle and gay re­la­tion­ships.

Taron Eger­ton,

29, who plays

El­ton, tells me: “We have filmed some very bold scenes. There is lots of in­ti­macy. It is 2018 and we are mak­ing a film about one of the big­gest gay icons of the cen­tury. “You can’t shy away from that. You can’t shy away from it with­out com­pro­mis­ing in­tegrity.

“The Fred­die movie is a dif­fer­ent kind of movie. Ours is quite raw and dark. There is a bit more sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll.”

It will be in stark con­trast to the re­cent John Lewis ad­vert which showed El­ton in a su­gar-coated light. The mu­sic icon, 71, was no­to­ri­ous for his sex­ual promis­cu­ity in the 70s and 80s, con­fess­ing that ev­ery­one was bi­sex­ual to a de­gree. He said: “I just think peo­ple should be very free with sex – they should draw the line at goats.”

On a trip to Rus­sia, he also had sex with a KGB agent who had been work­ing in his en­tourage. Saucy. He ad­mit­ted: “I went to Rus­sia in 1979 and I had an in­ter­preter that they’d clearly set up. I ended up hav­ing sex with him on the ho­tel roof.”

He sur­prised ev­ery­one on Valen­tine’s Day 1984 by mar­ry­ing Re­nate Blauel, a Ger­man record­ing engi­neer. They di­vorced af­ter four years, the same year he told Rolling Stone mag­a­zine he was “com­fort­able be­ing gay”.

Bohemian Rhapsody is now the big­gest mu­sic biopic ever, gross­ing £423,110,548 at the box of­fice. If any­one can top that, El­ton can...

STARS Taron as El­ton and Rami Malek as Fred­die

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