The first image of Taron Egerton, known for his role in the ‘Kingsman’ movies and upcoming ‘Robin Hood’, in character as Elton John in ‘Rocketman’ has been unveiled.

The forthcoming movie from Paramount Pictures has been described as “an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.”

Following the ‘Candle in the Wind’ singer’s early years in the music business, it charts his rise from studying at the Royal Academy of Music, through his struggles with drug addiction and emergence into international fame.


Jamie Bell, Gemma Jones, Bryce Dallas Howard and Richard Madden also star, with the film being directed by Dexter Fletcher. Fletcher is also helming the upcoming Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, which is set to hit Irish cinemas on October 24th.

Elton John himself is producing the movie, through his Rocket Pictures along with Marv Films and Matthew Vaughn. The script was written by Lee Hall (‘Billy Elliot’, ‘Victoria & Abdul’).

The biopic has been talked of since 2011, with Elton John mentioning that he hoped Justin Timberlake would play him in a movie at one point while Tom Hardy was also discussed as a possibility.

The first trailer for ‘Rocketman’ drops next Monday on October 1st and we’ll be the first to let you know about it.

‘Rocketman’ will open in theatres on May 31, 2019.