Elton John to star in Kingsman 2, so that the director could lock him up
Elton John is likely to play himself in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Director Matthew Vaughn had wanted John to star in the first film as well.hollywood Updated: Apr 14, 2016 08:34 IST
Music legend Elton John is being eyed by director Matthew Vaughn to star in the sequel of Kingsman: The Secret Service. It has not been confirmed what role the 69-year-old Rocket Man singer will play but there is a strong possibility that he might be playing himself, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Although prominent in doing voice-overs and soundtracks for movies and televisions, John has few experiences of acting in front of the camera.
Despite his thin acting resume, Elton’s involvement in the Kingsman franchise is something Vaughn wanted the first time over. “I was umming and ahhing ‘cause it had a whole fun subplot about celebrities being kidnapped (in Kingsman: The Secret Service). And I had an idea of, who’s the worst celebrity you’d want to have locked in a cell? And I came up with Elton John, and having Elton John throwing these huge tantrums. And then I wanted to do an action scene of Elton John kicking the living daylights out of people,” Vaughn had said.
Vaughn is directing Kingsman: The Golden Circle with Taron Egerton stepping up as the lead actor. Egerton will be supported in the sequel by Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Julianne Moore and Mark Strong.
“The Golden Circle” continues to follow Eggsy (Egerton) who teams up with Kingsman’s American counterpart, The Statesman, after the British spy organisation was destroyed. Principal photography is set to begin in London.