Watch the Trailer for Elton John Film ‘Rocketman’
Paramount Pictures debuted a first look at the trailer Rocketman, the fantasy film based on Elton John.
The clip features star Taron Egerton decked out in all his Captain Fantastic glory, as “Bennie and the Jets” plays in the background.
“There are moments in a rockstar’s life that define who he is,” star Egerton says in the clip. “It’s going to be a wild ride.”
“Rocketman” details the life and rise to stardom of John. Jamie Bell (“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”) will play John’s writing partner Bernie Taupin. The cast also includes Richard Madden, Gemma Jones, and Bryce Dallas Howard. English actor Dexter Fletcher, who also worked with Egerton on “Eddie the Eagle,” is directing.
“Everyone thinks it’s a biopic. It isn’t. It’s a fantasy musical,” Egerton told Collider in May. “So it’s actually his songs used to express important beats in his life at emotional moments. He’s not the only character that sings.
Egerton–who sang “I’m Still Standing” as Johnny the gorilla in the cartoon film, Sing--handles vocals on the track heard in the clip.
Rocketman will debut in May, 2019.