Taron Egerton to Play Elton John in ROCKETMAN

Dexter Fletcher, who stepped in replace Bryan Singer behind the camera on the Freddie Mercury biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ will take the helm for ‘Rocketman,’ a biopic of famed singer/pianist Elton John that has Taron Egerton attached to star.

Featuring a script by Lee Hall, the film charts John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

According to Deadline, Egerton, who previously worked with Fletcher on ‘Eddie The Eagle,’ will sing the songs himself.

Producers on the film include Matthew Vaughn and his Marv Films, along with John and David Furnish through their Rocket Pictures banner.