Taron Egerton Looks Unrecognizable As Elton John While Filming Movie About Singer

Taron Egerton is having no trouble transforming into Elton John.

The Kingsman: The Golden Circle actor, 28, is playing the iconic singer, now 71, in the upcoming movie Rocketman, which goes through John’s life. The movie is set up as a musical with John’s songs serving as a way to capture the moments in the singer’s path to stardom.

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Egerton was spotted filming in London on Tuesday with Jamie Bell, who stars as British musician and John’s longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin. The two were dressed in the bright colors of ’70s fashion, with Egerton sporting a velvet light-brown jacket over a salmon shirt and blood orange pants.

The whole outfit featured strong vertical lines except for the tie, which had a floral pattern in autumn colors. Egerton was also seen sporting John’s signature circle glasses.

Filming for the movie started in late June, with Egerton teasing one of his costumes with a picture of its shadow.

“Here we go,” Egerton wrote alongside the silhouette of two giant feathered wings.

The movie also stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Richard Madden and is set to be released on May 17, 2019.

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