Paramount Pictures has released the first look at Taron Egerton as the ‘Tiny Dancer’ – Elton John – in Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman.
Fully encompassing the role, Egerton transforms himself into one of the most iconic names in music. The video/trailer takes the audience behind the scenes on the making of the biopic, focusing mainly on Egerton recording Elton’s songs, which he sings himself in the movie.
We recently spoke to Taron about the role.
Also below, is the first official poster for the film. Photographed by David LaChapelle, who has created some of the most iconic imagery in Elton John’s career, now turns his lens on the ‘Rocketman’ film poster.
Directed by Fletcher, the film also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.
The film hits cinemas May 2019
Based on a true fantasy, ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John.
This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.