Watch The First Trailer For The Elton John Biopic Rocketman

There’s been a lot of talk about the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman, and now that the first trailer is out, it’s not hard to see why.

Rocketman follows John’s early days at the Royal Academy of Music up to his rise to pop super-stardom. Taron Egerton plays John, and as you can hear in the trailer, he even does his own singing. Egerton of course starred with John in the latest of the Kingsmen films that came out last year. Rocketman also stars Jamie Bell and Bryce Dallas Howard, and is directed by the upcoming Queen biopic director Dexter Fletcher. John himself is producing the film.

In the trailer seen below, a voice-over states “There are moments in a rock star’s life that define who he is. Where there was darkness there is now you, and it’s going to be a wild ride.” Throughout the trailer you get to hear Egerton singing Rocketman, and view him wearing several of the iconic costumes John is well known for. 

Rocketman is set for release May 17th of next year.