Kingsman actor Taron Egerton portrays music icon Elton John in forthcoming biopic Rocketman.
Pitched as a look at the British musician's early breakout years, covering the singer's transition from Reginald Dwight to Elton John, the role carries a lot of responsibility with it: not only must Egerton provide a convincing physical transformation, he also has to nail one of the most mellifluous singing voices of all time.
The film is directed by Dexter Fletcher, who worked with Egerton on 2016's Eddie the Eagle (he was also an uncredited director on hit Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody). Check out the brand new poster, featuring imagery from longstanding Elton John collaborator David LaChapelle.
Curious as to how Egerton will nail that distinctive vocal range? Prepare to be amazed by the following behind-the-scenes look at the movie, in which the talented young actor nails the singer's bittersweet classic 'Tiny Dancer'.
Director Fletcher lauds Egerton's voice as "incredible". And here's a rave response from music producer Giles Martin (son of former Beatle George): "Elton said 'I don’t think I have heard anyone sing my songs better than Taron'".
The movie co-stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.