Elton John: I Don’t Think I’ve Heard Anyone Sing My Songs Better Than Taron Egerton

"Rocketman" opens in theaters on May 31.

Paramount Pictures has released a new featurette for Rocketman—and it’s making us even more excited to see Taron Egerton portray Sir Elton John.

The new clip is a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming fantasy musical (don’t call it a biopic) inspired by John’s breakthrough years. The clip shows Egerton laying down some pretty impressive vocals in the studio.
 

“Elton said, ’I don’t think I’ve heard anyone sing my songs better than Taron,'” according to music producer Giles Martin. “The great thing about Elton is that he wants Taron’s interpretations of his songs.”

Rocketman, out May 31, 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.

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