Featurette Teases Taron Egerton Singing as Elton John in 'Rocketman'
"All we can do is give our heartfelt interpretation of his life and his music…" Paramount has debuted a new featurette for Rocketman, the upcoming biopic about the life of famed musician Elton John, as played by Taron Egerton. The promo video explains that it's actually Taron singing the songs in the film, and even Elton was impressed by him. This is the latest film made by Dexter Fletcher (Sunshine on Leith, Eddie the Eagle, Bohemian Rhapsody despite not being credited). Paramount seems to be capitalizing on Bohemian Rhapsody's success and preempting any discussion on whether Taron is worthy enough for the role. The full cast includes Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin, as well as Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Madden, Steven Mackintosh, and Gemma Jones. There's another trailer out later this week to build the hype even more.
Here's the new featurette (+ poster) for Dexter Fletcher's Rocketman, direct from YouTube:
An epic musical fantasy. An uncensored human story. The story of Elton John's (Taron Egerton) life, from his early years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell). Rocketman is directed by English actor-turned-filmmaker Dexter Fletcher, director of the films Wild Bill, Sunshine on Leith, and Eddie the Eagle previously. The screenplay is written by Lee Hall. The film is produced by Matthew Vaughn, Elton John, Lawrence Bender, Adam Bohling, David Furnish, and David Reid; exec produced by Peter Schlessel & Lauren Selig. Paramount will debut Rocketman in theaters nationwide starting on May 31st coming up this summer. Who's excited?
Oh gee, a movie about Elton John now. Who didn't see this one coming? The same people who don't see the Boston, Sweet and Rod Stewart bios coming.
Charles Knowlton on Feb 19, 2019
These kinds of movies are not for me. I just cannot suspend disbelief. This guy still looks like the actor he is trying to look and act like Elton John. Yes, his voice is alright, but it isn't Elton John's which was unique and brilliant. Why bother with this kind of silliness? I can sing these same songs just as good in the shower and probably a lot of others can too. It'll be interesting to see how audiences react to this movie. Elton John and Bernie Taupin were amazing in their heyday. Just genius stuff the way they worked and what they came up with. I loved their music back in the day. Madman Across The Water...great album...and great title. Yellow Brick Road...another great one. I've no interest in seeing someone trying to impersonate this kind of greatness.
thespiritbo on Feb 19, 2019
While I understand where you're coming from I still enjoy seeing the "story" played out. Just as when I read a book I have an image of the characters that does not conform to those who make the movie or tv version and thus I get to see the same story played out in a different way. To be honest I'd be more excited to see a movie about Bernie Taupin.
Michael Lederman on Feb 19, 2019
Okay by me. I'd rather read a book about the real characters and usually do. Have read several about these two talented guys. Yea, Taupin was an amazing poet, but that Elton John could then read the lyrics/poems first and then either right away come up with a melody and music is just such genius it's beyond me. Plus, if John couldn't come up with music like right away he tossed the poems aside and went to the next one. Crazy, but they were brilliant together. Again, I've enjoyed reading all about them and their work habits. I simply can't buy some actor trying to act like them. That's just me and sometimes after reading a book I too find it impossible to accept whatever actor they decided upon that makes it impossible to suspend disbelief. That happens less, but in the case of having seen characters for many years and then trying to suspend disbelief with some actor trying to look and act like them? For me it's impossible. Cheers!
thespiritbo on Feb 20, 2019
The Tarron show!!!
DAVIDPD on Feb 20, 2019
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