‘Rocketman’ Director Dexter Fletcher on the Benefits of Having a Lead Actor That Can Really Sing

     April 12, 2019

One of the many films to be promoted at this year’s CinemaCon was director Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman. As most of you know, Taron Egerton plays the five-time Grammy-winning icon Elton John, and the footage shown at the con showcased some incredible musical numbers and outrageous costumes that proved Rocketman isn’t your typical run-of-the-mill biopic. While I was looking forward to the film from the previous trailer, the extended sizzle reel at CinemaCon made me think they’ve made something very special with Rocketman and it could be a player during awards season at the end of the year.

rocketman-posterShortly before seeing the footage, I got a few minutes with Dexter Fletcher on the red carpet. He talked about how the film uses over twenty Elton John songs, where they are in the edit room, the benefits of having a lead actor that can actually sing and what that allowed him to do on set, and more.

Check out what Dexter Fletcher n had to say about Rocketman in the player above. The film also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Madden, Jamie Bell, and Gemma Jones.

Here is the official synopsis for Rocketman:

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.

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