Watch the first trailer for the Elton John movie Rocketman

1 October 2018, 09:56

Taron Egerton plays the iconic singer-songwriter in the upcoming biopic.

The trailer sees Elton John throughout his life and career, including his childhood and battles with his personal demons.

“There are moments in a rockstar’s life that define who he is”, a voiceover says.

Rocketman trailer
Picture: Paramount

We also see actor Egerton performing live as Elton in the trailer, singing the classic title track 'Rocket Man'.

The film is directed by Dexter Fletcher - the man also behind the upcoming Freddie Mercury movie Bohemian Rhapsody - and will also star Jamie Bell as Elton’s songwriting partner Bernie Taupin.