After Bohemian Rhapsody became a smash hit (despite all of the critical backlash against it), it was inevitable that a new wave of rock star biopics would be on the way, ready to cash in on the infinite well of audience goodwill for the classic rock hits of yesterday and today. Now, Dexter Fletcher (who famously completed Rhapsody after Bryan Singer’s departure) will give Sir Elton John the lavish life story treatment with Rocketman.
Taron Egerton will step behind the ivories as the beloved troubadour, with Jamie Bell co-starring as his lyricist Bernie Taupin.
Rocketman arrives in theaters on May 31st. Check out the first trailer.