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Taron Egerton takes off in first teaser for Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’

Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman from Paramount Pictures

Detailing the early, breakthrough years of Elton John’s career, Taron Egerton (The Kingsman series) plays the flamboyant multi-Grammy winning chart-topper for director Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle). Fletcher is no stranger to the bisexual musical biopic, having recently finished the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody starring Rami Malek, taking over the reins from Bryan Singer who was fired from the set. 

In the film, Egerton sings Elton John’s songs himself. Matthew Vaughn and his Marv Films is producing with Elton John and his Rocket Pictures partner David Furnish from a script by Lee Hall.

Rocketman also stars Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones and Bryce Dallas Howard and will be released by Paramount Pictures on May 31, 2019.

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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