Never underestimate the power of good drag.
With the right makeup and an expensive wig (and maybe some subtle prosthetics?), Taron Egerton (L) has gloriously transformed into 1970s Elton John (R) for the film Rocketman.
And the likeness is a bit uncanny.
According to The Daily Mail, the film will “follow Sir Elton’s life his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through to his influential musical partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin, played by Jamie Bell. It will document the life of the singer and songwriter from youth as a student to the start of his rock career in the 1970s and 80s.”
Rocketman is expected to arrive at theaters May 31, 2019.
And here’s Elton performing “Rocket Man” in 1972, just for kicks: