Taron Egerton steps up to the mic for Rocketman music video
Though most know him for his hard-hitting action chops from the Kingsman franchise, actor Taron Egerton is also graced with singing skills. For the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman, the 29-year-old star took to the mic to recreate the subject character’s songs, including the title track. Paramount Pictures has debuted hte music has debuted the official music video for Egerton’s cover of the song, which you can check out in the player below along with the new Dolby poster in the gallery!
The film will focus on Elton John’s beginnings, starting when he was a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music and carrying over to when he reached global stardom through his influential and enduring musical partnership with his songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin. It will look at the performer’s life past the glitter saturated image we have grown so accustomed to associating with the performer.
Rocketman stars Taron Egerton (Kingsman: Secret Service) as the famed singer/songwriter, along with Jamie Bell (TURN: Washington’s Spies), Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), and Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom).
BAFTA nominee Dexter Fletcher (Wild Bill, Eddie the Eagle) will be directing the film from a script by Oscar-nominated writer Lee Hall (Billy Elliot). Matthew Vaughn and his Marv Films will be producing the film alongside Elton John with his Rocket Pictures partner David Furnish.
Rocketman will soar in theaters wide on May 31.