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  • James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe were considered to play Elton John.
  • Tom Hardy was attached to star and the film went into development for nearly three years, after Hardy's busy schedule conflicted he dropped out of the lead role.
  • Taron Egerton will play Elton John, as he announced himself during the Jonathan Ross Show in September 2017.
  • Elton John co-starred with Taron Egerton in Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).
  • Elton John has told Taron Egerton to not copy him too much in the film, and make his own version out of it.
  • Taron Egerton has always had a passion for singing next to acting. He recorded songs for Eddie the Eagle (2016) and Sing (2016).
  • Taron Egerton and Elton John appeared together in Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).
  • This is Taron Egerton's third movie featuring Elton John as a character or contributor. The first movie was 'Sing' where Egerton sang Elton John's "I'm Still Standing." The second time, Elton John is co-starred in Egerton's 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle.' In this film, Egerton plays his own version of Elton John.
  • Jamie Bell (who plays Bernie Taupin) played the lead role in the film version of BILLY ELLIOT in 2000. Elton John was a key figure in helping develop the stage version of the film.
  • Bryce Dallas Howard plays Taron Egerton's mother in this film. In reality, she is only eight years older.
  • Jamie Bell also starred in Billy Elliot (2000), written by Rocketman (2019) screenwriter Lee Hall.
  • Taron Egerton's character Johnny in Sing (2016) sang "I'm Still Standing" by Sir Elton John.
  • Marks Dexter Fletcher's second biographical movie about a music icon. Fletcher also completed work on Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).
  • Rocketman is the second time music manager John Reid is getting the screen treatment. The famed business manager (and onetime lover of Elton John) is also being portrayed in Bohemian Rhapsody, as the manager of the band Queen. And not only is John Reid appearing in two biopics about two musical acts from the '70s, he is also being played by two Game of Thrones actors: Richard Madden in Rocketman, and Aidan Gillis in Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • Richard Madden plays music manager John Reid in this film. In Bohemian Rhaposdy (2018), Aidan Gillen plays the same character. Both actors have appeared in Game of Thrones (2011)
  • The second collaboration between Taron Egerton and Dexter Fletcher after Eddie the Eagle (2015).
  • Music producer John Reid is portrayed in this film by Richard Madden. Madden's Game of Thrones (2011) co-star Aidan Gillen portrayed John Reid in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).
  • Taron Egerton confirmed on a talk show that he does all his own singing in the film.
  • Back in 2012, Elton John revealed his top choice to play him in a biopic was Justin Timberlake.
  • This movie is helmed by Dexter Fletcher,who was previously attached to direct Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), another music biography.He was eventually replaced by Bryan Singer and even directed some parts of the movie after Singer got fired from the production.
  • Prior to this film, Justin Timberlake was in talks to star in an Elton John biopic. Timberlake was hand-picked by Elton John to portray him in the music video for his single "The Train Don't Stop Here Anymore."
  • Originally supposed to be distributed by Focus Features & Universal Pictures.
  • Patti LaBelle friendship with Elton John first tour in America was instrumental in him becoming the flamboyant performer that created the awesome concerts over the years.
  • The film is named after the 1972 song of the same name
  • John Reid was portrayed by Aiden Gillan in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), a musicial biopic about gay Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury and the band's success. In Rocketman (2019), a movie about gay singer Elton John, he is portrayed by Richard Madden. Both Gillan and Madden are alumni of Game of Thrones.
  • Rocket Pictures's first live-action film and second film from Paramount Pictures after Sherlock Gnomes (2018).
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