After a first look at Taron Egerton as Elton John in ‘Rocketman’ was revealed last Friday, we now have a first trailer for the upcoming musical biopic.

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.”

Set during the 1970s and beyond, it charts the early years of his career all the way up to his massive success and the pitfalls of addiction.

Jamie Bell, who plays lyricist Bernie Taupin, Gemma Jones, Bryce Dallas Howard (as Elton John’s mother, Sheila Eileen) and Richard Madden also star, with the film being written by Lee Hall (‘Billy Elliot’, ‘Victoria & Abdul’) and directed by Dexter Fletcher. Fletcher is also helming the upcoming Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, which is set to hit Irish cinemas on October 24th.


Edgerton appeared opposite the real-life Elton John in last year’s ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle.’

‘Rocketman’ opens in Irish theatres in summer 2019.