Watch The Official Trailer For The Elton John Biopic "Rocketman"

February 21, 2019

The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody became the highest-grossing musical biopic film, fetching over $800 million at the box office and is currently nominated for five Academy awards, including "Best Picture."

Now Rocketman is the next musical biopic to illustrate the life and career of the rock legend, Elton John. But Rocketman prefers to present itself as a "musical fantasy" rather than a realistic biographical film.

According to the film's plot synopsis, "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."

Watch the official trailer for Rocketman below!

Rocketman stars Taron Egerton and is scheduled to hit theaters May 31st.