Watch Taron Egerton Sing Just Like Elton John in "Rocketman" Clip

February 19, 2019

Rock star biopics are all the rage lately. Queen struck gold with Bohemian Rhapody, which is up for five Academy Awards. Mötley Crüe are prepared to show everything in their upcoming biopic on Netflix called The Dirt, based off of their best-selling book. Now Elton John's life will be receiving the biopic treatment with Rocketman.

Starring Taron Egerton (Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Eddie The Eagle, SING) playing the role of Elton John is only half the job. The other half, which is probably the much more difficult part of the job, is singing like Elton John. But following his rendition of "Tiny Dancer" which can be heard below, John doesn't just approve of Egerton's singing ability. He's impressed!

"Elton said, 'I don't think I've ever heard anyone sing my songs better than Taron,'" says producer Giles Martin. "The great thing about Elton is, he wants Taron's interpretations of his songs."

Rocketman is expected to hit theaters May 31st, 2019.