See Taron Egerton’s impressive singing as Elton John in new ‘Rocketman’ biopic

Sir Elton approves

New footage has emerged showing Taron Egerton’s impressive singing in the style of Elton John for the upcoming biopic Rocketman.

Set for release in May, the film follows the music icon’s journey as he prepares to release ‘Honky Chateau’, his 1972 breakthrough album.

After early images and the first trailer of the actor in character were revealed last year, now Paramount Pictures have shared a new featurette video showcasing Egerton’s vocal chops.

“Taron is an actor of incredible range,” said director Dexter Fletcher in the video. “Taron is actually singing in the film and he’s so convincing. His voice is incredible.”

Music producer Giles Martin added: “Elton said, ‘I don’t think I have heard anyone sing my songs better than Taron’.”

Tom Hardy originally took up the lead role of Sir Elton for the long awaited movie in 2013 but he eventually pulled out after he struggled with the singing in the film.

“I’m not a singer. I have no idea really. I’m really trying because of Rocketman but it’s hard to open my mouth in that way,” he said at the time.

Meanwhile, next year Sir Elton will embark on his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour.

The dates, all penned for 2020, will see John perform farewell gigs in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Leeds.