Elton John is a living legend in the entertainment biz, and Rocketman is an exploration of the musician’s life from unknown to superstar. However, Rocketman promises to include some fantastical elements, and like a good teaser, there’s a hint of it here. The film is in production and set to be released in May of 2019.
Official Description: The story of Elton John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.
The trailer for Rocketman shows us Taron Egerton as Elton John. However, the film is, in part, about Bernie Taupin, Elton’s creative partner played by Jamie Bell. Director Dexter Fletcher is a veteran actor with only a few films under his belt. However, next year will feature some of his work in Bohemian Rhapsody as he replaced Bryan Singer midway into production but will not get screen credit.
Rocketman features a cast that includes …
Taron Egerton as Elton John
Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin
Richard Madden as John Reid
Bryce Dallas Howard as Sheila Eileen
Rocketman looks electric and, if you’ve ever seen John live, you’d understand how important a feeling that is. There’s a reason John is a legend as he puts on epic, three-hour shows of non-stop music. Hit after hit after hit without stopping and here’s hoping the final film captures some of the infectious energy for its runtime. It’ll also be interesting to see how much musical fantasy will drive the biopic forward.
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