Taron Egerton Shares ‘Rocketman’ Footage With Help From Elton John

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The first 20 minutes of the movie was screened at The Troubadour nightclub in West Hollywood, the place John made his American debut almost 50 years in the past.

Taron Egerton took to the stage on the Troubadour nightclub on Monday night time (March 18) to share the primary public footage from the Elton John biopic Rocketman, almost 5 a long time after John made his American debut on the iconic West Hollywood venue.

John wasn't in attendance, however despatched a message video: "Sit again and revel in." His husband, David Furnish, who's a producer on Rocketman, as an alternative had internet hosting duties, introducing Egerton and supporting solid members Bryce Dallas Howard and Jamie Bell. Egerton stars because the famed singer-songwriter within the movie, which charts John's days on the Royal Academy of Music to his rise on the rock 'n' roll scene of the 1970s and '80s and his restoration from drug and alcohol dependancy within the '90s to worldwide superstardom.

Rocketman is helmed by Dexter Fletcher, who's an uncredited director on Bohemian Rhapsody, which is nearing the tip of its world field workplace run with almost $900 million in worldwide ticket gross sales. (Fletcher was introduced in by Fox to work on Rhapsody after Bryan Singer was fired within the midst of manufacturing.)

Egerton learn a be aware from Fletcher, who needed to fly again to London to complete Rocketman. "Hello Troubadour. This is a really big day. It began all of it, an actual homecoming," Fletcher stated.

For his half, Egerton — who does a number of the singing within the movie — quipped that "i could have peaked." On a extra critical be aware, he added, "we poured all the pieces into it and it's all we've obtained."

Paramount opens Rocketman on May 31. Others in attendance at Monday night time's occasion included Paramount chief Jim Gianopulos and actor Patrick Stewart.

This article initially appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.