The first image of Taron Egerton as Elton John in the forthcoming biopic Rocketman has been released. The image sees Egerton, as Elton sitting in a blinged out plane in Elton’s staple flamboyant fashion style and we think it’s spookily uncanny.
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.
Dexter Fletcher will take the helm on the biopic on one of the music world’s most iconic artists. Fletcher will also reunite with his Eddie the Eagle star, Taron Egerton who is set to play the Rocketman himself. To make the film that little more authentic, Egerton will perform Elton’s songs himself after wowing sources with his almost identical vocal talents.
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The synopsis for the film reads; ROCKETMAN’ is an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Jurassic World’s Dallas Bryce Howard will play the role of Elton’s mother, Shiela Eileen, in the upcoming picture that focuses on John’s early music career. Taron Egerton will play Elton, Jamie Bell is Bernie Taupin and Richard Madden is set as music manager John Reid.
Matthew Vaughn and his Marv Films will produce, along with John and his Rocket Pictures partner David Furnish.
What do you think of Egerton as a young Elton John? Does he fit the bill?