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    Updated on Sep 30, 2018. Posted on Sep 28, 2018

    Here's Our First Look At Taron Egerton As Elton John And, Wow, It's Pretty Uncanny

    Goodbye Kingsman, and hello yellow brick road!

    So, just in case you didn't know, Taron Egerton (who you probably know and love from the Kingsman films) is playing the legendary singer-songwriter, activist, and all-around icon Elton John in the upcoming biopic, Rocketman.

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    And today, the man himself, Elton, shared the first look of Taron dressed as him...and it's full-on glam rocker Elton, circa mid-'70s!!!

    Taron first officially announced that filming had begun back in June, but other than that not too many details are known about the biopic...

    Here we go. #Rocketman @eltonofficial @ParamountPics

    ...other that it is an "epic musical fantasy" and "uncensored human story" that will follow Elton's early years, from his rise to fame to his struggles with drug addiction.

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    The movie also co-stars Jamie Bell as Elton's longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin and Bryce Dallas Howard as Sheila Eileen, Elton's mother.

    Unfortunately, it's gonna be a long, long time until we see Taron playing Elton on the big screen. Rocketman doesn't hit theaters until May 31, 2019.

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