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- Taron Egerton will play Elton John for Paramount Picture’s upcoming "Rocketman"
- The movie takes us from his early years through his 1970's era of music
- Paramount Pictures is set to launch Rocketman to theaters on May 31, 2019.
Elton John has done his share of movie appearances, and now he's finally set to be portrayed in a movie dedicated to telling his story. "Rocketman" will take us on a journey from his early years through his major albums of the 1970's including "Honky Chateau" and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road."
Taron Egerton, who made his mark in 2014's Kingsman: The Secret Service, and its 2017 sequel, will play the legendary musician. Egerton is also a singer, but has been taking lessons to at least help him "create some semblance of a performance that is at least reminiscent of him."
Also set to appear in the film is Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones, and Bryce Dallas Howard.
"Rocketman" is set to hit cinemas in May 2019.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
It’s going to be a wild ride. @TaronEgerton stars as Sir Elton John (@EltonOfficial) in the epic musical fantasy #Rocketman, launching into theatres Summer 2019. Watch the official teaser trailer now. pic.twitter.com/oOHZMi0vNr— Rocketman (@rocketmanmovie) October 1, 2018