'Rocketman' to Open Toronto's Inside Out LGBTQ Film Fest

Along with the Elton John biopic, Amazon's Mindy Kaling-Emma Thompson comedy 'Late Night' will close the festival.

Paramount Pictures' Elton John biopic Rocketman, which sees Taron Egerton playing the iconic British singer-songwriter, is set to open the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, organizers said Friday.

Amazon's Sundance comedy Late Night, which stars Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson, will close the event. The full lineup for the May 23 to June 2 festival was unveiled in Toronto.

The Inside Out fest, Canada's biggest showcase of LGBTQ films, is also giving a gala screening to Netflix's Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, which stars Ellen Page and Laura Linney.

Also headed to Toronto is Wendy Jo Carlton’s Good Kisser; Sell By, by director Mike Doyle and starring Scott Evans and Patricia Clarkson; and an international premiere for Jeffrey McHale’s documentary You Don't Nomi, about director Paul Verhoeven’s notorious film Showgirls.

The 29th edition of Inside Out Toronto will feature 40 feature films in all, from 32 countries.