Kingsman's Taron Egerton to Play Elton John in a Musical

Posted 2017/09/17 0 0

The actor revealed that he'll be playing the lead role in a "not quite biopic" about Elton John's early years.

 

While speaking during the filming of The Jonathan Ross Show, Taron Egerton revealed that he is going to play Sir Elton John in an upcoming musical.

"I'm going to be playing Elton John in a musical," Taron shared. "I'm really excited to talk about it. It's something that I've been so, so excited about.

"Elton's production company and Matthew Vaughn's production company – who made Kingsman – are planning a musical, fantasy, not quite biopic, about the early years of Elton John. It's going to feature his songs and I'm going to do the old acting and singing."

Taron is no stranger to singing on film, having previously joined Luke Evans and Eddie the Eagle co-star Hugh Jackson in a Gaston sing-off on The Jonathan Ross Show last year, as well as starring in Universal Pictures' Sing as teenage gorilla Johnny. But if his comments are anything to go by, we should be expecting something less family-friendly from his appearance in this musical.

"As far as I'm aware the plan is that it will be the world's first R-rated musical," he added. "It's going to be very unabashed in its depiction of him I think."

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