How wonderful life is now Taron Egerton is channeling Elton John.
Paramount has released a new trailer for the upcoming film Rocketman, which stars Egerton (Kingsman, Sing, Robin Hood) as the iconic five-time Grammy winner.
Written by Lee Hall and directed by Dexter Fletcher, Rocketman is described by as “an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.”
The trailer spotlights the relationship between John and his first manager, John Reid (Bodyguard heartthrob Richard Madden), who was also his lover. “If our sleeping arrangements get out, all of this is gone,” Reid warns John.
“I filmed my first sex scene for this film and it’s with quite a well-known man,” Egerton told MTV. “I do feel the movie we shot is absolutely a celebration of everything that Elton John is and part of that is his sexuality.”
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“I actually think the gay community will be quite surprised by quite how gay it feels,” the 29-year-old actor continued. “I loved every second if it.”
Also released this week, the first Rocketman poster was photographed by gay artist David LaChapelle.
We got our first official look at Egerton as John in September, followed by a teaser trailer that John, 71, personally shared on social media: “Can’t wait for you all to see Taron Egerton bring my story to life.”
Egerton did all his own singing for the film, which also stars Jamie Bell as John’s longtime writing partner, Bernie Taupin, and Bryce Dallas Howard as John’s mother.
Rocketman is in theaters May 31.
Watch the new trailer below.