The first trailer has just been released for the Elton John musical fantasy biopic “Rocketman” at Paramount Pictures.
“Kingsman” star Taron Egerton will star as John in the film about his emergence as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to becoming a music superstar and his partnership with songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell).
“Game of Thrones” star Richard Madden co-stars as the music icon’s longtime manager and lover John Reid. Dexter Fletcher (“Eddie the Eagle,” “Bohemian Rhapsody”) directs from a script by Lee Hall. John, David Furnish and Matthew Vaughn are producing the film which is released next Summer.