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Entertainment'Rocketman' Star Taron Egerton Moved to Tears During Standing Ovation at Cannes

01:25  17 may  2019
01:25  17 may  2019 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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Rocketman took flight on Thursday night with a world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, drawing an electric four-minute standing ovation for Paramount's million biopic of Elton John, starring Taron Egerton as the music legend. John, Egerton , director Dexter Fletcher and co- stars Richard Madden

Taron Egerton plays legendary singer-songwriter Elton John in ' Rocketman ,' which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Egerton , who plays the legendary singer-songwriter in the film, was seen wiping his eyes and face as the biopic received a raucous standing ovation .

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Rocketman took flight tonight with a world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, drawing an electric four-minute standing ovation for Paramount's $41 million biopic of Elton John, starring Taron Egerton as the music legend.

John, Egerton, director Dexter Fletcher and co-stars Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard were all in attendance at the special out-of-competition gala screening inside the Palais' Grand Theatre Lumiere. John produced with partner David Furnish, Matthew Vaughn, Adam Bohling and David Reid, and the whole team joined in for the festivities.

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' Rocketman ' standing ovation at Cannes brings Elton John to tears . Rocketman received a four minute standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival after the world premiere, bringing Taron Egerton and Elton John to Star @ TaronEgerton moved to tears by # cannes 2019 reception, hug from Elton.

' Rocketman ' standing ovation at Cannes brings Elton John to tears . Rocketman received a four minute standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival after the world premiere, bringing Taron Egerton and Elton John to Star @ TaronEgerton moved to tears by # cannes 2019 reception, hug from Elton.

During the film, the audience broke into spontaneous applause during the performances of "Your Song" and "I'm Still Standing." Following the screening, John and Egerton were moved to tears by the audience, and they embraced. In an impromptu move, Fletcher grabbed the microphone and thanked the audience for their response, saying, “We’re absolutely blown away by your fantastic reception.”

'Rocketman' Star Taron Egerton Moved to Tears During Standing Ovation at Cannes The premiere marked a homecoming (of sorts) for John, who has an estate in nearby Nice, 20 minutes from Cannes. He's spent time in the yellow summer home in a Belle Epoque villa surrounded by the parklands of Mont Boron since the 1990s. As for the film and festival debut, John hasn't said much about his past coming to life on the big screen. He did, however, email THR about how it felt seeing footage of Egerton in his famous shoes. "I didn't think it was Taron. I thought it was me. That's the highest compliment I can tell you," John wrote.

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Things got emotional for star Taron Egerton at the Cannes premiere of Elton John biopic Rocketman on Thursday. Egerton , who plays the legendary singer-songwriter in the film, was seen wiping his eyes and face as the biopic received a raucous standing ovation . The moment was captured in a video

The rising actor received a huge standing ovation after " Rocketman " debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. Fresh off a buzzy world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Taron Egerton joined his “ Rocketman ” director Dexter Fletcher and co- stars for a Friday morning press conference in which

"There's really nothing more intimidating than performing in front of Elton," Egerton, 29, recalled in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about having to film a scene in front of 72-year-old. Hopes are high for Rocketman, not only for Paramount but for filmmakers hoping to cash in on rocker biopics in the wake of the $900 million haul (and Oscar gold for Rami Malek) pulled in by last year's Bohemian Rhapsody. Rocketman helmer Fletcher was key to that film's success having stepped in to finish production after Bryan Singer was fired.

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The film hits U.S. theaters May 31, and Egerton told THR that he's "at peace with however much money it makes. But I hope it does really, really well. If it made half of [Bohemian Rhapsody], it would be terrific for my career."

Following the screening, more than 1000 guests headed to Carlton Beach for a post-premiere party.

"I trust and I hope," he says, reflecting on what John will think when he finally sees the finished film, "that Elton goes, 'OK, this is not some bullshit,' ' Fletcher told THR in a sit down interview ahead of the festival. No doubt Fletcher, John, Egerton and the entire Rocketman crew could all feel the love tonight from the Cannes crowds.

The festival, led by artistic director Thierry Fremaux and president Pierre Lescure, runs through Saturday, May 25.

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