Taron Egerton, a man of many talents and an actor with incredible range, as described by Rocketman director, Dexter Fletcher, is stepping out as Elton John in this new epic musical fantasy. Egerton, who describes this role as the greatest joy of his professional life, is actually singing in the movie and, to be frank, does a bloody good job of it. In fact, Elton John, the man himself, went as far as to say “I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone sing my songs better than Taron”. That’s quite something.
In the featurette trailer, it’s more of a ‘behind the scenes’ look of the recording of ‘Tiny Dancer’ for the soundtrack of Rocketman, in which it is clear that Egerton is the perfect fit in portraying Elton John in his breakthrough years, which later, of course, became pop royalty.
Rocketman is set to hit the cinemas on 30 May 2019.