Though Taron Egerton may have perfected the lead in Elton John’s biopic ‘Rocketman’, he wasn’t the first choice for the role. David Furnish, ‘Rocketman’ producer, mentioned in an interview that Justin Timberlake was always in Elton’s mind to portray this character, but he didn’t have any formal conversation with Justin over this.
The singer has played some part in Elton’s 2001 song ‘This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore’. David Furnish was overwhelmed by Justin’s amazing work in the video.
At Cannes after party, Elton mentioned that Taron Egerton will be playing the lead role. The film is being directed by Dexter Fletcher and has been penned down by Lee Hall. ‘Rocketman’ was screened at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.