The preview shows off star Taron Egerton as the famed musician, following John's life from his beginnings as a Reginald Kenneth Dwight, a Royal Academy of Music prodigy, through his rise to superstar status. Along the way, there are plenty of John's iconic songs, performed by Egerton, such as "Your Song," "Bennie and the Jets," and "Tiny Dancer." From what we've seen so far, the actor shines, both in terms of performance and very flashy wardrobe.
The film also stars Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones, and Bryce Dallas Howard as important figures in John's life. Bell plays Bernie Taupin, John's lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin; Richard Madden stars as his first manager, John Reid; and Howard portrays his mother, Sheila Farebrother.
"Rocketman" is directed by Dexter Fletcher and opens May 31.