In an interview with the LA Times, Elton John says that a biopic based on his life is still in the works and fans should watch for an announcement “very soon.”
When asked who should play him, John stated: “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.”
The biopic will feature songs from all aspects of his career with the possibility of a few new ones.
The script has been written by Lee Hall (War Horse,, Billy Elliot) and John describes the film as a “surreal” look of his life a la Moulin Rouge rather than just a factual account. The singer also stated that they’ve found a director, but it won’t be Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Strictly Ballroom).
On trying to find a director for the film John stated, “We tried to get Baz, but Baz is busy.” He went onto say “We can’t announce it yet, but we have got someone on board that we’re very excited about.”
Justin Timberlake was most recently seen on the big screen in In Time, as well as in Friends With Benefits opposite Mila Kunis and Bad Teacher opposite Cameron Diaz.
Watch Timberlake play Elton John in the below video for John’s This Train Doesn’t Stop There Anymore: