Back in June, Taron Egerton shared a photo of himself on set. Sadly, it only showed Egerton’s shadowy figure as he sported a pair of wings. Ahead of the first trailer arriving next week, Paramount Pictures shares the first official photo of Taron dressed as Sir Elton John.
Based on looks alone, the 28-year-old Welsh actor channels the legendary singer perfectly. Can’t wait to see if he equally nails the mannerisms and voice as well. In addition to acting in the film, Taron will also re-record the rock legend’s hits for the movie’s soundtrack. Apparently, “everyone who has heard him has been gobsmacked by the quality of his voice,” according to Deadline.
Rocketman is being touted as an epic musical fantasy. It tells the uncensored story of Elton’s growth from a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to a global superstar, through his influential and enduring musical partnership with his songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin. It is an unvarnished rock ‘n’ roll biopic with John’s life stripped back of the glitter.
Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard join Egerton in the Dexter Fletcher-directed film. Rocketman arrives in theaters on May 31, 2019. Check out the first official pic below.