Taron Egerton Fully Embodies Elton John In The Music Video For “Rocket Man”

The biopic about the life of music icon, Sir Elton John, releases later this May. But today we got a music video of John’s “Rocket Man” as performed by actor Taron Egerton (Kingsman) who portrays John in the biopic.

The music video shows Egerton behind the mic singing over an assortment of clips from the upcoming film. This is the first track off the forthcoming soundtrack to the film.

Rocketman is an upcoming biographical musical drama film based on the life of musician Elton John. The film is directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall. It stars Taron Egerton as John, with Jamie BellRichard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard. The film follows John’s early days as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music up to his eventual musical partnership with Bernie Taupin. The film is titled after John’s 1972 song “Rocket Man“.

The film was initially scheduled to be released in the United States on 17 May 2019 but was pushed back to 31 May 2019.