A new video of Rocketman, the biopic dedicated to the singer Elton John has just been unveiled. Worn by Taron Egerton, the film comes out in our cinemas on the 29th of may. After returning the tube to Elton John I m still standing, in Every stage, Taron Egerton (Kingsman) embodies the pop legend in the biopic Rocketman. Directed by Dexter Fletcher, who recently worked on Bohemian Rhapsody (as editor and executive producer), the film traces the life of british star since his childhood years until his advent as a star interplanetary. Dexter Fletcher has already led Taron Egerton in Eddie The Eagle, another biopic dedicated to the skier Eddie Edwards.
The trailer for Rocketman revealed this day offers us an overview of the different musical tableaux of the film and tells us more about the subjects of the life of the singer covered in this biopic : the choice of his stage name, the creation of its extravagant look, the relationship with his mother (Bryce Dallas Howard), his debut with Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) or his loving relationship with his manager John Reid (played here by Richard Madden) – who was also the manager of the band Queen in 1975 and 1978 (he is played by Aiden Gillen in Bohemian Rhapsody).
Unlike Rami Malek – who was not singing her own songs in the biopic dedicated to Freddie Mercury – Taron Egerton interprets all of the securities of Rocketman. The british comedian was pushing it already the song in Every scene and in Eddie the Eagle. Not sure Tom Hardy – who was to embody Elton John in the announcement of the project in 2013 – would have been able to do the same…
Produced by Elton John , Rocketman will be released in our cinemas on may 29.
Taron Egerton recorded the song Rocket Man Rocketman Teaser VO