Trailer: Taron Egerton as Elton John in ‘Rocketman’
Rocketman is a musical fantasy/biopic starring Taron Egerton as a young Elton John.
Judging by this brief trailer, it looks like the fantasy elements are what’s going to make this movie. Without them, it looks like your run-of-the-mill music biopic that was thoroughly eviscerated by Walk Hard. Even the voiceover here reminds me of, “Before Dewey Cox performs, he has to think about his entire life.” Thankfully, we get a glimpse of the fantasy that director Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) is bringing to the movie, and I think that will help set Rocketman apart from other music biopics.
Also starring Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Gemma Jones, Dexter Fletcher‘s Rocketman opens May 31, 2019.