The first footage of Paramount Pictures’ Rocketman has been released. The musical biopic stars Kingsman hottie Taron Egerton as Sir Elton John.
This biopic has been rumored and in the works for years. At various points, James McAvoy and Tom Hardy were attached to star.
Dexter Fletcher helms the movie. He directed Egerton in the heartwarming sports pic Eddie the Eagle. He’s also the man who replaced Bryan Singer as director on Bohemian Rhapsody after Singer was fired for bad behavior.
Egerton appeared opposite real-life Elton John in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The actor has said that Rocketman won’t be a traditional biopic, rather something of a dreamy, music-heavy tribute to his early life and career. Bryce Dallas Howard plays John’s mother, and Jamie Bell plays lyricist Bernie Taupin.
The logline for the film reads “The uncensored human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.”
Paramount Pictures releases RocketMan on May 31, 2019. Watch the teaser below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.