Elton John Wants Justin Timberlake to Play Him in Biopic

Entertainment Jan. 3, 2012 AT 8:54AM
Elton John Wants Justin Timberlake to Play Him in Biopic Credit: Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic; ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

Elton John wants Justin Timberlake to play him on the silver screen!

The 64-year-old singer told the Los Angeles Times that Timberlake, 30, is his "number one" pick to star in a biopic about his life. 

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"He played me before in a David LaChapelle video of 'Rocket Man' and it was superb," John continued. (Rolling Stone pointed out that Timberlake actually appeared as John in a video for the song "This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore.")

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So what kind of film is John planning to make about his life? "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," he told the Los Angeles Times. "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."

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John added that he'd be "making an announcement about [the film] very, very soon" and already has a director on board. "It's just going to be a matter of getting the script exactly the way we want it... then we'll start trying to cast and plan."

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