‘Rocketman’ Trailer: Reginald Dwight Transforms Into Elton John

In the new official trailer for Rocketman, a young Elton John is given the advice that he needs to kill the person he was born to be in order to become the person he wants to be. The latest trailer shows the evolution of a young Reginald Kenneth Dwight into the flamboyant rock legend, Sir Elton John.

“The only way to tell his story is to live his fantasy.”

The cast is led by Taron Egerton (the Kingsman films) as Elton John. Jamie Bell is Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin; Richard Madden plays Elton’s first manager, John Reid; and Bryce Dallas Howard is Elton’s mother, Sheila Farebrother. Matthew Vaughn, David Furnish, Adam Bohling, and David Reid served as producers, and Sir Elton John, Steve Hamilton Shaw, Michael Gracey, Claudia Schiffer, and Brian Oliver executive produced.

Dexter Fletcher directed and Lee Hall wrote the screenplay. Fletcher directed Taron Egerton in Eddie the Eagle, the true story of unlikely Olympian Eddie Edwards. Fletcher also finished up the musical biopic Bohemian Rhapsody after Bryan Singer was fired from the film.

Fletcher’s behind the scenes team includes cinematographer George Richmond, production designer Marcus Rowland, costume designer Julian Day, with music by Matthew Margeson.

Paramount Pictures has set a May 31, 2019 theatrical release date.

Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman
Taron Egerton as Elton John in ‘Rocketman’ from Paramount Pictures.

The Plot:

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.”