During the auction lot for ROCKETMAN: an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John, Alexander Gilkes welcomed to the stage actor Taron Egerton, star of the upcoming motion picture film. Following a short preview of the trailer and a round of bidding on a trip to the London premiere of the film, the audience was taken by surprise when Gilkes asked Taron to sing one of Elton John’s songs. Only agreeing to the performance if Elton played the piano, guests were brought to their feet as they watched Elton John take his position on the keys while Taron belted out the lyrics to one of his most beloved ballads, “Tiny Dancer.”
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. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.
DIRECTED BY: Dexter Fletcher
WRITTEN BY: Lee Hall
PRODUCED BY: Matthew Vaughn, David Furnish, Adam Bohling, David Reid
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY: Elton John, Steve Hamilton Shaw, Michael Gracey, Claudia Schiffer, Brian Oliver
STARRING: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones and Bryce Dallas Howard
ROCKETMAN OPENS IN THEATRES MAY 31, 2019
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