By Jake Greenberg / October 2, 2018

Taron Egerton Channels Elton John on the “Rocketman” Set

The rockstar biopic will be released next year.

Taron Egerton and Elton John attending the World Premiere of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, at Cineworld in Leicester Square, London. Egerton will play Elton John in the biopic "Rocketman." (Photo by Ian West/PA Wire)
Taron Egerton and Elton John attending the World Premiere of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, at Cineworld in Leicester Square, London. Egerton will play Elton John in the biopic "Rocketman." (Photo by Ian West/PA Wire)

Paramount Pictures has released a sneak peek of Taron Egerton in full costume as Elton John for the upcoming biopic Rocketman. Egerton, most famous for his role in the Kingsman franchise, dons a gold jacket and winged shoes on a private jet in the first released still from the set.

Jamie Bell, Gemma Jones, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Richard Madden will join Egerton in the Dexter Fletcher-directed movie. The biopic will span Elton John’s early years, from his time at the Royal Academy of Music to his breakout success.

Egerton’s big moment will come May 31, 2019, when Rocketman hits theaters.

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