Paramount Pictures has released the last full trailer for 'Rocketman', an Elton John biopic film starring Taron Egerton.
Earlier this week, a video featuring Egerton singing 'Tiny Dancer' was released. Producer Giles Martin relays that John did not want Egerton to impersonate his singing in the film saying, "Elton said, 'I don't think I've ever heard anyone sing my songs better than Taron,' The great thing about Elton is, he wants Taron's interpretations of his songs."
Watch the full trailer below.
The trailer began with a scene where John was performing "Your Song" to two women.
The trailer features teenager Reginald Dwight who formed a band called Bluesology that was backing American soul musicians in the mid-'60s. The trailer moves on to how Dwight transformed himself into Elton John after advised to "kill the person you were born to be in order to become the person you want to be".
Moving on, John meets Bernie Taupin (portrayed by Jaime Bell) during a songwriting audition which led to a strong working relationship between the two as Taupin had written almost every song John has recorded.
The trailer also showed the time where John met John Reid (portrayed by Richard Madden) at a Motown Christmas party. "You can be the best-selling artist in America if you desire," Reid tells John in the trailer. The pair were a couple for the next five years while John kept his sexual orientation a secret. Reid remained as his manager until 1998 when John fired him over embezzlement accusations.
Also included in the trailer was the famed U.S. debut tour at the Troubadour in support of his self-titled second album and the two-night stand at Dodger Stadium in 1975 where he dressed in a sequinned L.A. Dodgers uniform and cap with 'Elton' and number 1 on the back.
Shortly after the scenes of the concert were cutscenes of John's attempted suicide which involved him collapsing into a pool and being rushed to the hospital.
At the end of the trailer, John was singing with a woman that could possibly be the recording for the smash duet hit, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", with Kiki Dee. A scene of his marriage to German recording engineer, Renate Blauel was also included in the movie.
Elton John will be touring New Zealand in 2020. See the full details here.