Rocketman is an upcoming epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years. From his days as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to his influential and enduring musical partnership with his songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin, it’s an unvarnished rock ‘n’ roll biopic with John’s life stripped back of the glitter. Taron Egerton steps in to play the iconic singer while Jamie Bell portrays Taupin. Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard and Gemma Jones round out the cast.
Days after sharing the first photo of Egerton as Elton, the studio releases the first teaser trailer and it doesn’t disappoint. This looks fantastic. From the looks of it Taron is Elton!!! He not only looks the part but actually sounds like him too. Reportedly, the 28-year-old Welsh actor re-recorded John’s hits for the movie soundtrack. Deadline previously reported that “everyone who has heard him has been gobsmacked by the quality of his voice.”
Rocketman hits theaters on May 31, 2019. Check out the teaser clip below.
Rocketman Teaser Trailer