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23 February 2019, 12:30 | Updated: 23 February 2019, 12:31

Get the latest teaser trailer for the Elton John biopic, which sees Taron Egerton in the role of the British legend.

A new teaser trailer from Rocketman has been unveiled this week, which delves more into the story behind the famous musical legend - seeing him transform from Reginald Dwight to Elton John.

Watch its latest trailer above, courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

The latest clip also touches upon Sir Elton coming out as gay, and his struggles with addiction.

Rocketman is set for release on 24 May 2019.

The Rocketman film poster
The Rocketman film poster. Picture: Press/ Paramount Pictures

Earlier this week, a video was shared which saw Taron Egerton sing one of Elton John's most famous and most-loved tracks, Tiny Dancer.

In the 93 second clip, Egerton and the team behind the film discuss bringing Elton John's famous songs to life in the big screen.

Watch the featurette here:

The biopic, which stars the Kingsman actor, will tell the story of the legend and his iconic songs.

The film is directed by Dexter Fletcher, and will also star Jamie Bell star as Elton John's songwriting partner Bernie Taupin.

Watch the first look trailer below:

Previously speaking to Radio X's Chris Moyles, Egerton revealed he was "desperate" to replace Tom Hardy as Elton John in the film.

The British actor previously sang his I'm Still Standing anthem for children's film Sing, but asked by Moyles if the 2016 animated movie was what landed him the role as Elton John, he revealed: "The role actually pre-dates that. The conversation started when we were filming Kingsman 2, which was early 2016 and at the time I think Tom Hardy was attached to do it...

"But he'd been attached for a long time and I start playing him at 17, 18 so they needed someone else and I just put my cards on the table and said I was desperate to do it," continued the Robin Hood star.

Find out more in our video:

The actor added: "They were up for it and I think when Elton heard the I'm Still Standing thing, that kind of sealed the deal."

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