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Elton John told Taron Egerton to not copy him too much in the film, and make his own version out of it.
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Taron Egerton does all of his own singing in the film.
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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.
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Taron Egerton has always had a passion for singing next to acting. He recorded songs for Eddie the Eagle (2015) and Sing (2016).
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This is Taron Egerton's third movie featuring Elton John as a character or contributor. The first movie was Sing (2016) 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 (2017). In this film, Egerton plays his own version of Elton John.
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James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe were considered to play Elton John.
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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 Elton John: This Train Don't Stop There Anymore (2001).
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Marks Dexter Fletcher's second biographical movie about a music icon. Fletcher also completed work on Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).
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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).
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Jamie Bell (who plays Bernie Taupin) played the lead role in the film version of Billy Elliot (2000). Elton John was a key figure in helping develop the stage version of the film.
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Back in 2012, Elton John revealed his top choice to play him in a biopic was Justin Timberlake.
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Bryce Dallas Howard plays Taron Egerton's mother in this film. In reality, she is only eight years older.
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The second collaboration between Taron Egerton and Dexter Fletcher after Eddie the Eagle (2015).
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Jamie Bell also starred in Billy Elliot (2000), written by Rocketman (2019) screenwriter Lee Hall.
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The film is being premiered during the 3 year retirement tour of the real Elton John.
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Elton John once applied to work for NASA before he was famous. He didn't get the job and decided to sing songs to show them what they were missing.
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When Elton calls his mother to tell her he's gay, she and Fred are watching Liberace in television. Appropriately enough, Liberace was also a flamboyant piano player whose homosexuality was not widely known during his lifetime.
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Rocket Pictures' first live-action film and second film from Paramount Pictures after Sherlock Gnomes (2018).
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Originally supposed to be distributed by Focus Features & Universal Pictures.
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Elton John would come to set everyday and swear at the catering crew for not making the sandwiches right.
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The film is being premiered during the 4 year retirement tour of the real Elton John.
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The film is named after the 1972 song of the same name.
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Tom Cruise was considered to play Elton but he decided not to.
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Elton johns favourite colour is not blue
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The final musical number is "I'm Still Standing." This was the song Taron Egerton performed in the animated film, 'Sing.'
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