Goodbye Yellow Brick Road will include unseen concert footage from Elton John’s career and focus on the musician’s early years.
The documentary will also feature John’s upcoming tour ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ and NME reports that the documentary will be given a short cinema release, before releasing on Disney+.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances And The Years That Made His Legend will be co-directed by R.J. Cutler and Elton John’s filmmaker husband David Furnish.
In a statement for Rolling Stone, Cutler said: “What a thrill and an honour it is that David Furnish and I get to create this intimate and unique look at one of the world’s most celebrated artists.”
“Elton and I could not think of a better collaborator than R.J. Cutler for a film that represents more than just Elton’s career – it’s his life. From the Troubadour to Dodger Stadium, we knew that R.J. would help guide Elton’s story and its many layers in a way that feels authentic and evocative. We’re ecstatic to be working together,” Furnish added.
John’s farewell tour kicked off in 2018, but several shows have been postponed due to the singer’s health problems as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. John has just been announced as a performer for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this June, but his performance will be pre-recorded due to the tour.