Iconic photographer David LaChapelle has photographed Taron Egerton as Elton John for the film poster for forthcoming biopic Rocketman.
Experienced in creating some of the most iconic imagery in Elton John’s career, LaChapelle has captured the spirit of the legendary singer. Take a look at the poster below:
Alongside the poster, a featurette has been released giving a behind-the-scenes look at Egerton recording Tiny Dancer for the Rocketman soundtrack. The video includes comments from music producer Giles Martin (son of legendary producer George Martin) and director Dexter Fletcher.
“Elton said I don’t think I have heard anyone sing my songs better than Taron,” reveals Martin while Fletcher adds “Taron is actually singing in the film and he’s so convincing. His voice is incredible.”
Watch the featurette below:
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.
The film is released in cinemas this May.