Elton John officially announced that he wants Justin Timberlake to play him in his biopic ‘Rocketman’, a biopic that’s said to combine Elton’s life story along with fantasy elements from his songs. The story will be written by Lee Hall who also wrote ‘Billy Elliot’ and ‘War Horse’ and executive produced by John himself.
John told Los Angeles times, “I’ve got a wish list of people. No. 1 on my wish list is Justin Timberlake, because he played me before in a David LaChapelle video of “Rocket Man” and was superb.”
He added more about the movie saying “That would be a jukebox musical in earnest, maybe with a couple of new songs. You never know. Because it’s going to be a surreal look at my life, and not just a factual look at my life, more in the manner of a “Moulin Rouge”! I just don’t want it to be a normal biopic because my life hasn’t been like that. And it only goes up to when I go into rehab in 1990. It starts with me going into rehab and ends when I come out.”
Elton said that they have a director signed on and should be making an official announcement soon.