Watch 'Rocketman' trailer: Taron Egerton nails his look as legendary singer Elton John

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 01, 2018, 08:32 PM(IST)

Taron Egerton as Elton John (Courtesy: twitter/ @TaronEgerton) Photograph:( Twitter )

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'Rocketman' is slated to hit the theatres on May 31, 2019.

Paramount Pictures released the first teaser-trailer for the Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ and actor Taron Egerton nails his look as the living legend. 

The film stars Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Gemma Jones and Richard Madden along with Taron who plays the lead. 

The film is set in the ‘70s and the trailer opens with Taron’s character in full form at one of two sold-out shows at LA's Dodger Stadium, that is set to the tune of "Benny and the Jets."

According to the makers, the film is “based on a true fantasy”. 

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Richard who plays John Reid, musician's manager and first real love, in an interview, said, "There are moments in a rock star's life that define who he is" and adds, “Where there was darkness, there is no you. And it's going to be a wild ride."

The teaser-trailer is one-minute long and features some of Elton’s most flamboyant costumes and promises to take the audience on a high of glamour and the tragedy of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll in that era. 

The film is directed by Dexter Fletcher, from Lee Hall’s screenplay. It is produced by Elton and his husband, David Furnish along with Lawrence Bender, Adam Bohling, David Reid and Matthew Vaughn.

Watch the teaser trailer here: 

'Rocketman' is slated to hit the theatres on May 31, 2019. 

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