Breakout Kingsman: The Secret Service star Taron Egerton has been cast as Elton John in an upcoming biopic about the famed musician.
The Paramount Pictures-financed Rocketman will focus on John’s earlier years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music and sudden rise to global phenomenon in the early 1970s.
John’s debut album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, topped the charts for two months in the U.S. and U.K.
Here’s John performing the title track in 1973:
Dexter Fletcher, who stepped in to replace Bryan Singer to complete the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, is currently set to direct Rocketman.
And we’ve got to say, young-Elton-John and present-day-Taron-Egerton are twinning hard, so casting must have been an absolute breeze.
We’ve compiled some photos of the two to see if you can tell them apart.