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Elton's advice to Egerton on biopic: 'Don't copy me'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Elton John's has said that the veteran advised not to attempt a strict impersonation in his biopic.

The "Kingsman" star will play the in his biopic "Rocketman", which starts shooting in a few months.

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, said, "Elton has told Taron, 'Don't copy me. Don't think you have to it exactly the way that I sang it. Don't think you have to perform it the way I performed it'. I think it's the challenge for the to embody the spirit and not get into thinking they have to do an impersonation."

recently recorded three songs at London's historic Abbey Road Studios for the film and said when them he was beyond impressed.

"... He was blown away, really blown away. Elton was like, 'It can't get any better for me'," he added.

Interestingly, has already performed a John classic, "I'm still standing" in a 2016's animated movie "Sing".

John's biopic will trace the musician's early days in showbiz through his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction in the 1990s.

"The rehab recovery moment was a real watershed moment in his life, and it's a great way to focus the storytelling around that," Furnish said.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 12:50 IST