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A musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Elton John's (Taron Egerton) breakthrough years.
Named after Elton John’s 1972 song, the film follows the early years of the chart-topping singer's career, and his rise to fame, with his music as the backdrop. From his early days as Reginald Dwight, a young prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, right up to his partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell).
Its cast also includes ‘Bodyguard’ star Richard Madden as the singer's manager John Reid and Bryce Dallas Howard as his mother Sheila Eileen. Elton John himself was a huge driving force behind the production of this film and was blown away when he first heard Egerton’s singing voice. Unlike the film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, this is less a bio-pic, and more of a musical film using Elton John’s songs to express important beats in his life.