|Taron Egerton as “Elton John”|
With this teaser video, we get our first look at Taron Egerton who stars (and sings) as Grammy Award winning pop music legend Elton John in the upcoming biopic, Rocketman.
Jamie Bell co-stars as longtime songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin.
The film is directed by Dexter Fletcher, and written by Lee Hall, best known for writing the 2000 film Billy Elliot.
“Everyone thinks it’s a bio-pic. It isn’t,” Egerton told Collider earlier this year. “It’s a fantasy musical, so it’s actually [John’s] songs used to express important beats in his life at emotional moments.”
Rocketman lands in theaters May 17.