Rocketman! The Story of Elton John

One of the highlights of Cannes Film Festival was The Elton John film “Rocketman” which was greeting with cheers, standing ovation and early praise. Tagron Egerton, 29, who plays Elton John in Rocketman stepped out for the first time onscreen as the famous singer, showman, icon, Elton John, in the biological drama directed by Dexter Fletcher.

Songwriter Bernie Taupin, Elton John and Taron Egerton pose as they arrive for the screening of the film "Rocketman" at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.   (Photo: CHRISTOPHE SIMON, AFP/Getty Images)

Songwriter Bernie Taupin, Elton John and Taron Egerton pose as they arrive for the screening of the film "Rocketman" at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. (Photo: CHRISTOPHE SIMON, AFP/Getty Images)

Taron Egerton re-creates Elton John's live show in "Rocketman."   (Photo: DAVID APPLEBY/PARAMOUNT)

Taron Egerton re-creates Elton John's live show in "Rocketman." (Photo: DAVID APPLEBY/PARAMOUNT)

The Welsh actor performs all the "Rocketman" vocals and concert routines.

"I don’t know if I have quite reached the dazzling heights of Elton's extraordinary stage performance," says Egerton. "But I hope it’s evocative of him. And I’ve loved the challenge of it all. It's been the most demanding job in my career, and the least demanding, since I've skipped into work every day."

"Rocketman" will be in theaters May 31.