The movie Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. The film also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, (who collaborated with Elton John on 30 albums), Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.
The film is directed by Dexter Fletcher, who stepped in on Bohemian Rhapsody, after director Brian Singer was fired from that.
Wild About Movies had the chance to speak to Egerton at 2018’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Ironically, he told us that his favorite song of Elton John’s is Benny and the Jets, followed by Sad Songs (Say So Much).
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