An Elton John biopic, Rocketman, is on the way, chronicling the life of the iconic singer/songwriter from his days as a young boy in England, through his illustrious career, and to the height of his fame in the 1970s. Welsh actor Taron Egerton portrays Sir Elton John in the upcoming film, which is slated for release in theaters worldwide on May 31st, 2019. The film also stars Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard, was directed by Dexter Fletcher, and written by Lee Hall.
Following a brief trailer released in October, Paramount Pictures has unveiled a second preview, giving a more in-depth look at the film’s plot. The newly released trailer opens up with Elton John playing “Your Song” as a young boy in front of his family. The trailer continues to move through various noteworthy life events before ending with a brief look at the biopic’s re-creation of the singer/songwriter’s iconic 1975 Dodger Stadium performance, as the singer takes the stage to a roaring crowd chanting his name.
Watch the second official trailer for the upcoming biopic, Rocketman, below:
Rocketman – Official Second Trailer
[Video: Paramount Pictures]
Earlier in 2018, the prolific musician announced that he will retire from touring with an extensive 300-date tour dubbed “Farewell Yellow Brick Road.” The massive global farewell tour will likely span through to 2021, John reported on Anderson Cooper. At 70 years old, John explained his reasoning behind his farewell, noting, “My priorities have changed in my life. … My priorities now are my children, my husband, my family. I thought the time is right to say thank you to my fans and say goodbye.”
Though the tour is likely to continue for years, John noted that once the tour is over, he’ll be done for good. As John explained, “I’m not going to say I’m retiring and then do a world tour. I’m not Cher.”
For ticketing information and a full list of upcoming tour dates, head to Elton John’s website.