Disney+ has won the rights to distribute the documentary film of Elton John named ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’. According to reports, the picture has sold for roughly $30 million. It has directed by Academy Award contender R.J. Cutler and filmmaker David Furnish.
‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ is an official documentary about Elton John. It includes previously unseen performance video, handwritten writings and current footage of him and his family. The film will have a limited theatrical release and will be available exclusively on Disney+ after a festival run.
Filming Elton John’s ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour’ will culminate in his farewell gig at Dodger Stadium in November. It is at the centre of the documentary, which will chronicle his final months on the road. The farewell show is building up to be one of the biggest send-offs in rock-and-roll history.
According to a statement from Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek, “There are no superlatives left to describe Elton John and his effect on music and culture. He has worldwide appeal and the capacity to connect with people on a deep personal level, just like a good Disney story.”
He continued, “We could not more delighted to engage with him on this new documentary. Elton has been a part of the Disney family since 1994 when he helped create The Lion King an instant classic.”