It’s about time. There’s a movie on the way about Elton’s rise to fame called “Rocketman.” Twenty-eight-year-old Egerton will also sing Elton’s songs in the movie.
Elton’s husband David Furnish says the singer had strong advice for the actor to not do a strict impersonation. Furnish told the Hollywood Reporter, “Elton has told Taron, ‘Don’t copy me. Don’t think you have to sing it exactly the way that I sang it. Don’t think you have to perform it the way I performed.”
“I think it’s the challenge for the actor to embody the spirit and not get into thinking they have to do an impersonation.”
Egerton has already recorded three songs at London’s Abbey Road Studios.
Furnish says, “When I played the songs for Elton, he was blown away, really blown away.”
“Elton was like, ‘It can’t get any better for me.’”
The film which was originally set to star Tom Hardy has been in development since 2011.
It will feature Elton’s early days in music through to his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction in the 1990s. They wanted a real depiction.. warts and all.
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John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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