First look at Taron Egerton as Elton John

The first trailer for Elton John biopic Rocketman has been released – and star Taron Egerton has an uncanny likeness to the pop legend.

Set for release next summer, the movie follows the artist formerly known as Reg Dwight as he prepares for the launch of his breakthrough album Honky Chateau in 1972.

A voiceover by Richard Madden, who co-stars as Elton's manager John Reid, says: "There are moments in a rock star's life that define who he is. Where there was darkness there is now you, and it's going to be a wild ride."

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, the film also stars Jamie Bell as lyricist Bernie Taupin and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton's mum.