Watch: Taron Egerton Is Elton John In First ROCKETMAN Trailer October 1, 2018 Where there was darkness, there is now you. Following up on that first look image from the other day, the folks over at Paramount have released the first trailer for the Elton John musical fantasy biopic starring Taron Egerton. 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. ROCKETMAN soars into cinemas 2019.