Watch the fantastic new trailer for the Elton John movie 'Rocketman'

21 February 2019, 14:19

Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman
Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman. Picture: Paramount

By Tom Eames

"You were never ordinary..."

Taron Egerton stars as iconic singer-songwriter Elton John in the upcoming musical biopic Rocketman, and we now have a brand new trailer.

The trailer gives fans a full look at the movie, showing how Reginald Dwight transformed into worldwide superstar Elton John.

Watch the trailer below:

Rocketman (2019) - Official Trailer

Rocketman: All you need to know so far

We also get to see Jamie Bell as his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, and Bodyguard star Richard Madden as Elton's manager and lover John Reid.

The film is written by Lee Hall (the man behind Billy Elliot), and will focus on Elton John’s emergence as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, before transforming into a pop superstar, as well as his partnership with songwriter Bernie Taupin.

Taron Egerton has described the film as "the world's first R-rated musical", so we're expecting plenty of Elton classics to feature.

Taron also performs various Elton classics in the film himself, including 'Tiny Dancer', as seen in the trailer above.