Rocketman is HERE!

 

The biopic has landed.

“Rocketman” premiered Thursday night at the Cannes Film Festival — and Elton John performed an emotional duet with the actor who channels him onscreen to celebrate the occasion.

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John, 72, and Taron Egerton, 29, sang the title track together with the pop icon accompanying on piano. At the end, Egerton came around the piano to hug John, and was teary eyed as the audience rose for a standing ovation.

Egerton wasn’t the only emotional one. The internet is blasting off with reactions to the film.

“I was quite overwhelmed and thrilled,” co-star Richard Madden tells IndieWire. “It was one electric evening.”

“Kinda can’t believe this really just happened but @eltonofficial performed “Rocketman” with @TaronEgerton on beach in #Cannes after world premiere,” tweets Hollywood Reporter’s Chris Gardner.

“Rocketman” — which is receiving positive early reviews — also features a new song recorded by John and Egerton called “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” a clip of which John tweeted out.

Director Dexter Fletcher compares the film to his Queen biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but says he’s more invested in “Rocketman” — because it’s R-rating keeps it more honest.

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