The Elton John musical fantasy biopic Rocketman is set to hit theaters this May. Taron Egerton will play the iconic musician, whose music has garnered millions of fans around the world. And while we have seen his musical talents on display in only a few films and the twoRocketmantrailers and one featurette, we have yet to get the full effect of his take on Elton John. Until now.
During Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party (the awards were held last night), both John and Egerton took to the stage to sing “Tiny Dancer,” and it made for not only an impressive performance, but something that should prove to everyone that the actor was the right person to portray the singer. Check out the video here below.
Taron Egerton has an unbelievably good singing voice. It’s a bit of a shame we don’t get to hear more often. Luckily, the actor will put that to good use in Rocketman, a film that covers Elton John‘s formative years as a global icon and music artist.
Directed by Dexter Fletcher, the film won’t be a traditional biopic, but rather a musical fantasy that uses Elton John’s music to tell the story of his life and career. Today Paramount released an official trailer for the film, and you can check it out below.
Biopics can cover a wide range of the subject ranging from a specific time that defined them to their entire life. In Rocketman, Taron Egerton will portray Elton John in a musical fantasy that is “based on a true fantasy.” Of course, there will be musical numbers in it, but based on the trailer there will be so much more to it.