“Rocketman” Star Taron Egerton Wants to Make Elton John “Happy”

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Rocketman star Taron Egerton admits that his only goal with the movie is to do Elton John justice. “He’s so universally loved, and I just want to make him happy really,” Egerton told James Corden on The Late Late Show Monday. “Just getting over the pressure of it and having a good time.” When Corden asked about when the 70-year-old musician will see the film, Egerton laughed and said, "I don't want to know." Egerton plays a younger version of John in the film, which chronicles the musician’s early years in the music business--from his studies at the Royal Academy of Music through his struggles with drug addiction and into international fame. Rocketman hits theaters on May 31, 2019.