Elton John movie 'Rocketman' gets "phenomenal" reaction at early screenings

8 February 2019, 15:11

By Tom Eames

Early reviews for the upcoming Elton John movie Rocketman are apparently very positive indeed.

Taron Egerton plays Sir Elton John in the long-awaited movie, alongside Jamie Bell as his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin.

According to the Daily Mail, the film was screen-tested in San Francisco on Wednesday night (February 6), and was "greeted with phenomenal enthusiasm and sky-high test figures".

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Meanwhile, Elton and Bernie are said to have written a brand new song to feature in the film.

Taron Egerton stars as Elton John in the Rocketman movie
Taron Egerton stars as Elton John in the Rocketman movie. Picture: Paramount

The pair apparently haven't recorded the track yet, but if director Dexter Fletcher and the film's producers approve it, it will be used over the end credits.

Songs expected to feature in the film include 'Honky Cat', 'Tiny Dancer', 'Bennie and the Jets' and 'Crocodile Rock' among others.

Rocketman will be released on May 31, 2019.