Taron Egerton Shares Set Pic From Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’

After years in development, the long-gestating Elton John biopic has started finally filming. I can’t wait to see Taron Egerton as young Elton in Rocketman.

The 28-year-old actor just shared the first photo from set. Based on the shadowy figure, it appears Taron is wearing a huge pair of wings. Victoria’s Secret watch out. Here’s hoping Taron is wearing skimpy bottoms like the VS Angels 😉 Check out the photo below.

The film covers the singer/pianist’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.

Rocketman is a reunion of sorts for Egerton. The 28-year-old Welsh actor previously worked with Fletcher and John in Eddie the Eagle and Kingsman: The Golden Circle respectively. 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 arrives in theaters on May 17, 2019.