A minute-long teaser trailer for the Elton John biopic Rocketman was unveiled Monday.
Taron Egerton (Kingsman) is Elton John in Rocketman, set for release next summer.
The movie, directed by Dexter Fletcher (Bohemian Rhapsody) also stars Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mom Sheila.
The teaser (released yesterday) shows Taron Egerton performing Rocketman live.
Rocketman Trivia Bits:
Both James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe were considered to play Elton John (also Tom Hardy).
Tom Hardy dropped out of the lead role in 2016.
Elton John had starred with Taron Egerton in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” in 2017.
Elton John has told Taron Egerton to not copy him too much in the film, and make his own version out of it.
Bryce Dallas Howard plays Taron Egerton (Elton’s) mother in this film. In reality, she is only 8 years older than Taron.
Here’s Elton’s appearance in Kingsman. CAUTION: VERY BAD LANGUAGE – DO NOT PLAY THIS VIDEO.
Here’s the original Rocketman from 1972.
Just last week Elton John released a ton of new dates for his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour”, including Vancouver and Edmonton dates next Fall. Those tickets go on sale Friday!
09/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
09/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
09/27 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
09/28 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
10/01 – Saskatoon, SK @ Sasktel Centre
10/02 – Saskatoon, SK @ Sasktel Centre
10/04 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
10/05 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place