Elton John, 72, joins an equally flamboyantly dressed Taron Egerton, 29, and Richard Madden, 32, at the Rocketman photocall at the Cannes Film Festival
Taron plays Sir Elton in the musical fantasy, which focuses on Sir Elton’s breakthrough years
Richard plays his former lover and long-term manager, John Reid
Bryce Dallas Howard, 38, plays Elton’s beloved late mother, Sheila Farebrother
Elton co-produced the movie with his husband David Furnish – it was directed by Dexter Fletcher
The movie is slated for release on May 22
Sir Elton John appeared on the red carpet at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, where he posed for snaps with Taron Egerton, who is playing him in the biopic of his life.
Elton, 72, and Taron, 29, larked around while dressed in flamboyant suits and glasses at the Rocketman premiere, alongside The Bodyguard star, Richard Madden, 32.
The movie is a musical about the fantastical human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years and is produced by both Elton and his husband David Furnish, 56.
Elton wore a sea blue Gucci suit which had the word ‘Rocketman’ embroidered on the pocket. He teamed it with Gucci trainers and of course, a pair of glasses in the exact same hue.
He threw his arms around Taron, who wore an equally stunning suit, which had flecks of the same shade of blue within the pattern.
Richard plays Elton’s manager John Reid in the movie. They first met at a Motown Christmas party, moved in with one another and became lovers.
Their romance ended after five years, but John remained Elton’s manager until 1998.
Richard kept things simple in a grey suit as he posed with Bryce Dallas Howard, who wore a purple midi dress and yellow sunglasses.
Bryce plays Elton’s beloved late mother, Sheila Farebrother and she told Collider last year:
‘First and foremost, the fact that Elton is involved and his husband, David Furnish, is everything.
‘I loved getting to learn about him, and to immerse myself in his world and his music. It’s a classic musical. It’s so, so fun and transportative and wild. I’m just thrilled to be a part of it. It’s really exciting.’
Elton has previously spoken about how thrilled he is that Taron has decided to take on the role as him.
Speaking on Elton John’s Rocket Hour on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio, Elton gushed over Taron’s ‘brilliant’ execution of his much loved tracks.
He said: ‘For those of you who don’t know, in ‘Rocketman’ I don’t sing anything. Taron has recorded, re-recorded, all the songs that are in the movie, and sings them quite brilliantly.’
Elton then asked the Kingsman: The Secret Service star: ‘Did you find it difficult to sing them?’
To which Taron replied: ‘I think I would have found it harder if it wasn’t for the fact that you were so encouraging.
‘I think that was a big part of what was an enabler and facilitated me to feel kind of relaxed enough to do them in …read more
Source:: Daily times