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Elton John has told Taron Egerton to not copy him too much in the film, and make his own version out of it.
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Tom Hardy was attached to star and the film went into development for nearly three years, after Hardy's busy schedule conflicted he dropped out of the lead role.
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Taron Egerton has always had a passion for singing next to acting. He recorded songs for Eddie the Eagle (2016) and Sing (2016).
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Elton John co-starred with Taron Egerton in Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).
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James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe were considered to play Elton John.
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This is Taron Egerton's third movie where Elton John played a role. First movie was 'Sing' where Egerton sang Elton John's "I'm Still Standing." The second time, Elton John is co-starred in Egerton's 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle.' In this film, Egerton plays his own version of Elton John.
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Bryce Dallas Howard plays Taron Egerton's mother in this film. In reality, she is only eight years older.
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Jamie Bell (who plays Bernie Taupin) played the lead role in the film version of BILLY ELLIOT in 2000. Elton John was a key figure in helping develop the stage version of the film.
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Marks Dexter Fletcher's second biographical movie about a music icon. Fletcher also completed work on Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).
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Music producer John Reid is portrayed in this film by Richard Madden. Madden's Game of Thrones (2011) co-star Aidan Gillen portrayed John Reid in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).
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The second collaboration between Taron Egerton and Dexter Fletcher after Eddie the Eagle (2015).
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Taron Egerton confirmed on a talk show that he does all his own singing in the film.
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Back in 2012, Elton John revealed his top choice to play him in a biopic was Justin Timberlake.
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Taron Egerton will play Elton John, as he announced himself during the Jonathan Ross Show in September 2017.
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Jamie Bell also starred in Billy Elliot (2000), written by Rocketman (2019) screenwriter Lee Hall.
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Prior to this film, Justin Timberlake was in talks to star in an Elton John biopic. Timberlake was hand-picked by Elton John to portray him in the music video for his single "The Train Don't Stop Here Anymore."
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