In this brief featurette, the team behind Rocketman discusses Elton John’s journey from prodigy to icon in a special look at the film that features John himself along with his husband and producing partner David Furnish, the film’s director Dexter Fletcher, stars Taron Egerton with Jamie Bell and Bryce Dallas Howard.
“Because of the nature of who Elton is, the storytelling allowed us to totally indulge in fantasy and imagination,” says Fletcher, as witnessed by the screenshot above.
Official synopsis from Paramount:
ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.
Rocketman blasts into theaters from Paramount Pictures on May 31st after its world premiere at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival on May 16th.