'Rocketman' trailer: Taron Egerton is Elton John in upcoming biopic

WATCH: Taron Egerton plays Elton John in the new 'Rocketman' movie, which hits theatres on May 31.

A new trailer for the Elton John biopic Rocketman is finally here.

The movie stars Taron Egerton as John and the trailer teases an overview of the Tiny Dancer hitmaker’s life.

Rocketman, directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall, tells the story of the singer’s rise to international fame in the late 1960s.

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Born Reginald Dwight, the film follows his upbringing and his earliest days as a musician as John transforms into the pop icon he is today.

Many fans of the singer took to Twitter to discuss the trailer for Rocketman.



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Egerton performed all the songs in the movie and the trailer feature’s John’s hits Tiny Dancer, Your Song and Bennie and the Jets.

The movie stars Richard Madden as John’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as John’s mother, Sheila Farebrother.

Rocketman is out in theatres on May 31.

Watch the trailer in the video above.

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