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Taron Egerton goes from sharing the display with Kingsman: The Golden Circle co-star Elton John to full-on portraying the pop legend. Right here’s hoping he was taking detailed notes after they had been filming the sequel.

Deadline reviews that Egerton has been tapped to play Sir Elton in an upcoming biopic dubbed Rocketman. (Think about how crushed a number of Harland Wiliams followers are gonna be after they uncover it’s not a reboot of his ’90s comedy!) The movie reunites Egerton with director Dexter Fletcher. The pair beforehand linked up for the biopic of ski jumper Eddie Edwards generally known as Eddie the Eagle.

Based on Deadline, the movie covers Elton’s journey, his musical partnership with Bernie Taupin and will probably be offered as “an unvarnished rock ‘n’ roll biopic with John’s life stripped again of the glitter.” The casting of Egerton shouldn’t come as an excessive amount of of a shock to anybody monitoring the event of this movie. In 2017, Egerton stated plans had been in place for him to take the position throughout an look on The Jonathan Ross Present. He even famous that it may very well be the primary R-rated musical, though there have been a quantity which have overwhelmed Rocketman to the punch. Deadline reviews that Egerton will sing the image’s songs himself, which will probably be Egerton’s most excessive profile musical gig as a non-gorilla.

For anybody needing a Sir Elton micro-biopic within the meantime, David LaChapelle’s video for “This Prepare Don’t Cease There Anymore” nonetheless holds up. Sure, that’s Justin Timberlake.

(By way of Deadline)

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