Paramount has released a first look image of Taron Egerton as Elton John and the resemblance is uncanny.
The first official photo from the upcoming Elton John biopic titled Rocketman has dropped and it even got John himself all excited.
The image is of Taron Egerton in character as the pop icon. We’re talking about a complete transformation with Egerton clad in a gold lamé jacket paired with glittery sunglasses and winged boots while lounging on a couch inside a private plane. John himself took to social media, sharing the image on Instagram and writing, “Words cannot describe how proud and excited I am. Hold on to your glasses, this is going to be a wild ride!”
The feature is described by the studio as an “uncensored human story”. The “epic musical fantasy” will retell the musical icon’s early years.
Also starring in the Dexter Fletcher helmed biopic are Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones, and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Rocketman will premiere on May 31, 2019.
— Paramount Pictures (@ParamountUK) September 28, 2018