So apparently, there’s a biopic about Elton John in the works.
Something must be in the air in Hollywood at the moment. The Freddie Mercury movie seems to have pretty much killed director Bryan Singer’s relationship with Fox, so here’s hoping that “Rocketman” goes a little more smoothly.
Matthew Vaughn is attached to the Elton John project, and as such, it’s not hard to guess who’ll be playing the lead character. Yup, that’s right, it’s Taron Egerton, who has also worked with Vaughn on two “Kingsman” movies which you might have seen, and “Eddie the Eagle”, which you probably haven’t.
One assumes that the groundwork for this biopic was laid while Elton John was on-set for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”. It almost seems as if that entire movie was just an opportunity for Matthew Vaughn to sell John on Egerton as an actor and performer.
As much as this may be a marriage of convenience, it’s hard to think of anyone else working in Hollywood at the moment who’d be a better fit to play Elton John than Taron Egerton.
I like Egerton. I’m not a particular fan of the “Kingsman” movies or his character in the films, but as an actor and a person, I can’t help but be impressed by Egerton’s range.
What really took me by surprise, though, was when I got half-way through the cartoon animal movie “Sing”, and I decided to IMDB the actor who plays the delightful piano-playing gorilla.
Hot dang, is that Taron Egerton too? Not only is he charming and funny, but he’s also an amazing singer?
And hey, wouldn’t you know it, his showstopping final number at the movie’s climax is “I’m Still Standing” by a certain Mr E John. This is just too perfect.
I’m definitely on board to see Egerton play Elton John – he looks the part, he’s a talented actor, and he’s also a solid singer. This should work out great.
I’m probably more excited now for “Rocketman” than I am for “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which is pretty impressive. Turns out I’d rather see a movie where everything fits together perfectly, rather than a film that collapsed halfway through production because its director went AWOL.