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01st Oct 2018

#TRAILERCHEST: The first look at the Elton John biopic Rocketman has arrived

Will Lavin

“Based on a true fantasy”

Those are the words used to sign off the first trailer for Rocketman, the Elton John biopic.

Starring Taron Egerton (Kingsman) as the legendary entertainer, the first trailer is more of a teaser as it shows us a series of fast moving snippets before launching into the song’s full instrumental.

Colourful, flamboyant, and with more costume changes than a Baz Luhrmann movie, Rocketman is directed by Dexter Fletcher and also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s writing partner Bernie Taupin.

Set to be one of the music movie events of the next 12 months, alongside the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, it’s definitely something not to be missed.

In his 50 year career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. With more than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 U.S. albums, he is one of Britain’s most treasured entertainers.

Plot’s it all about?: Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.

Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Director: Dexter Fletcher

Irish release date: June 28, 2019

Take a look at what’s in store.

Clip via Paramount Pictures

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