Eddie the Eagle star Taron Egerton’s upcoming movie about the life of Elton John has landed a release date.
The 28-year-old British actor, best known for his role in the Kingsman films, begins shooting Rocketman soon.
Directed by Dexter Fletcher, the movie will be set in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
It’s now been announced that Rocketman will arrive in cinemas on May 17 next year.
Discussing how the movie will tell its story, Egerton has explained: “It’s a fantasy musical so it’s actually [Elton’s] songs used to express important beats in his life at emotional moments. He’s not the only character that sings. It’s going to be fun.”
Elton’s husband David Furnish recently revealed: “When I played [Egerton’s renditions of] the songs for Elton, he was blown away, really blown away … I think it’s the challenge for the actor to embody the spirit and not get into thinking they have to do an impersonation.”