The new trailer sees John, played by actor Taron Egerton (Robin Hood, Kingsman: The Secret Service), deliberate the excesses of the pop world, as well as his fateful adoption of the moniker Elton John. The clip also features Egerton perform a snippet of the classic karaoke anthem ‘Tiny Dancer.’
Rocketman also stars Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World, The Grinch). Early press materials described the film as exploring John’s story “from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.” Watch the new trailer below.
With the hype around Bohemain Rhapsody still rolling strong and a new Motley Crue movie recently being announced, it seems like we’re well and truly in the age of the music biopic – for better or worse.
Rocketman is slated for cinematic release on Friday May 17 via Paramount Pictures.