Described by director Dexter Fletcher (BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY) as a “musical fantasy,” ROCKETMAN is a dream-like interpretation of Elton John’s incredible rise to success. Starring Taron Egerton (KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE) as Elton and Jamie Bell (BILLY ELLIOT) as his lyricist and collaborator Bernie Taupin, it tells story of an artistic friendship amidst the insanity of public life and self-destruction.
No typical biopic, this film eschews the history books and favors playful invention over fact-checking. But instead of glorifying Elton, it shows all the ugliness and vulnerability of a real human being shoved into the limelight. Featuring colorful interpretations of his ‘70s hits (and outfits), ROCKETMAN is a freewheeling, joyful look at a difficult period in a rock legend’s brilliant career.