Paramount demands that nude scene be cut from 'Rocketman'

Paramount pictures is demanding that 'Rocketman' producers cut a 40-second nude scene from the upcoming Elton John biopic. The scene features a naked romp between actor Taron Egerton, who plays Elton and actor Richard Madden who plays Elton one-time manager John Reid. Paramount is forcing the edit in order to ensure a PG-13 rating.

Elton John reportedly told the filmmakers not to hold back on the production of "Rocketman." "Tell it all. Go as R-rated as you want to," was his quote, according to the Daily Mirror.

"Rocketman" will premiere in American theatres on May 31st.

Daily Mirror has the story.

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