The story of Elton John’s life is coming to big screen and Paramount Pictures has released a second trailer that has us hooked.
The film, directed by Dexter Fletcher, stars Taron Egerton as Elton John, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Taron is said to have performed all the songs in the movie himself. In an earlier trailer, music producer Gilles Martin said, “Elton said, ‘I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone sing my songs better than Taron.’ The great thing about Elton is he wants Taron’s interpretations of his songs.”
The premise follows the extraordinary life of Elton John from his early years at the Royal Academy of Music, through his musical partnership with Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell), and his battle with addiction and acceptance of his being gay.
Paramount describes the movie as an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.
“Rocket Man” was a hit song performed by Elton and composed by Elton and Bernie Taupin. The song is featured on Elton’s 1972 album Honky Château.
“Rocketman” will hit theaters nationwide May 31.