First Look At Taron Egerton As Elton John In ROCKETMAN September 28, 2018 The first official glimpse of Taron Egerton transformation into legendary musician Elton John has been released. Check it out below. With Dexter Fletcher behind the camera, directing from a script by Lee Hall, the film is an epic musical fantasy about the “uncensored” human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin. ‘Rocketman’ also stars Jamie Bell as Taupin, Bryce Dallas Howard in the role of John’s mother Sheila Eileen, and Richard Madden (‘Bodyguard ,’ ‘Game of Thrones’) as Elton’s manager, John Reid. Producers on the film include Matthew Vaughn and his Marv Films, along with John and David Furnish through their Rocket Pictures banner.