Taron Egerton as Elton John Is First Trailer For “Rocketman”

By Creative Media Times

The upcoming Elton John biopic “Rocketman” finally have a teaser trailer, giving us a first look at Taron Egerton embodying the iconic singer, Paramount Pictures released on Monday.

The film will reportedly examine Elton John’s beginnings as a child prodigy and his rise to stardom. “Based on a true fantasy,” it says on the trailer.

The Kingsman actor is reportedly doing his own singing in the film. The trailer gives us a glimpse of this as the actor sings “Rocket Man” as well as clips showing Egerton wearing some of John’s flamboyant outfits and signature over-sized glasses.

“There are moments in a rock star’s life that define who he is. Where there was darkness there is now you, and it’s going to be a wild ride,” we hear John Reid (played by Richard Madden) in the voiceover. Also in the film are Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin, Bryce Dallas Howard as Sheila Eileen and Gemma Jones.

English actor and director Dexter Fletcher is directing “Rocketman”. Egerton and Fletcher recently worked together in the 2016 biographical sports comedy-drama “Eddie the Eagle” which co-starred Hugh Jackman. “Rocketman” will be Fletcher’s second consecutive film about a legendary pop musician after recently completing the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Meanwhile, Egerton will next be seen in this November’s action-adventure “Robin Hood” playing the titular role opposite Jamie Foxx.

Rocketman is set to take off in theaters next summer May 31, 2019.