Dexter Fletcher: This film is Elton’s magical retelling of his own life. “You serious about wanting to be a rock and roller?” “Yeah” Bryce Dallas Howard: From a young age, he was a true musical prodigy. Taron Egerton: It’s amazing that this working class kid… …is now one of the biggest icons in the world. David Furnish: Music, as a young boy, brought him out of a very unhappy childhood. “Hands off the table!” “Stop making that noise!” David Furnish: And that opened a door to a world full of infinite possibilities. ♫ “And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time…” ♫ Dexter Fletcher: Because of the nature of who Elton is, the storytelling allowed us to totally indulge in fantasy and imagination. ♫ “I’m a Rocket Man” ♫ Matthew Vaughn: The story is surreal but real. It’s a bold piece of filmmaking. Jamie Bell: This is more than just a biopic. This is exactly how an Elton John story should be told. Elton John: It had to be as honest as possible. The lows were very low, but the highs were very high. And that’s how I wanted the film to be. “You can be anyone you want to…” “Elton John.” “I just hope you realize you’re choosing a life of being alone forever.” “The pain…” “The joy…” “the sorrow…” “You turn it into songs that people love.” “That’s your gift.” Taron Egerton: It’s been the greatest joy of my professional life making this film.