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"Rocketman" clip has Taron Egerton singing "Tiny Dancer"

Taron Egerton in "Rocketman."
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Paramount Pictures

With Rami Maleck getting accolades for portraying Freddie Mercury in the biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" last year, Taron Egerton may well be on his way to Oscar gold himself in 2020 with his portrayal of Elton John in "Rocketman." 

In newly released clip about the film, Egerton explains that his performance is a "heartfelt interpretation of his (Elton's) life and his music."

According to the film's music producer, Giles Martin, Elton himself has said he's never heard his music sound better. 

Here is a synopsis of the movie with a behind-the-scenes clip below:

"Rocketman" is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. 

"Rocketman" also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.

The movie opens on May 31, 2019.