Taron Egerton is Elton John in the 'Rocketman' teaser trailer
Paramount Pictures has just released a first teaser trailer for their upcoming Elton John biopic, “Rocketman” and you can check it out in the player above. The 2019 release stars Taron Egerton (“Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “Sing”) as John in a story that details the rise of an iconic musical talent. The brief official synopsis reads as follows:
Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.
In addition to Egerton (who recently starred with John in the “Kingsman” sequel, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”), “Rocketman” stars Jamie Bell (“Turn: Washington’s Spies,” “The Adventures of Tintin”), Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones,” “Cinderella”) and Bryce Dallas Howard (“The Help,” “Jurassic World”).
“Rocketman” reunites Egerton with his “Eddie the Eagle” director Dexter Fletcher, who is working from a script by Academy Award nominated scribe Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot,” “War Horse”). Producers on “Rocketman” include Matthew Vaughn via Marv Films and, via Rocket Pictures, David Furnish and Elton John himself.
“Rocketman” is set to hit the big screen May 31, 2019.