I’m a big fan of Taron Egerton and every time he steps up to a new project I’m very excited to see where he’ll takes us. And this time he’ll be able to really unleash his inner voice as he’s channeling the presence of celebrated musician and living legend Elton John in thoroughly unique biopic Rocketman.
Described as a true fantasy, Rocketman will tell the story of Elton John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell).
A new image has arrived of Egerton in character as John at then piano channeling his passion for music into another hit.
For Rocketman, Egerton is once again re-teaming with past collaborator Dexter Fletcher (Eddie The Eagle) and he’s joined by a smashing supporting cast who include Jamie Bell as as John’s songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as John’s manager John Reid and Bryce Dallas Howard who will star in the key role of John’s mother Sheila Eileen.
With a fresh and original take on the life of Elton John, with wild costuming and epic locations, plus the addition of a thunderous musical score, well, audiences will be in for one hell of a fun ride here when Rocketman arrives in cinemas on May 30.
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