Elton John wants Justin Timberlake to play him in biopic
Melbourne: Sir Elton John has revealed his desire of casting Justin Timberlake in the lead role in his upcoming biopic.
The 64-year-old told the Los Angeles Times newspaper that an announcement about the biopic is due very soon.
“That’s very much in the works. We’re making an announcement about that very, very soon. We have a director on board, and then it’s just going to be a matter of getting the script exactly the way we want it,” John said.
Lee Hall, who wrote mega-hit Billy Elliot, has written the screenplay, he said, adding they will soon start trying to cast and plan production, News.com.au reported.
He revealed that he would prefer Justin Timberlake portraying him in the biopic as the singer had already done an impressive portrayal of the rocker earlier in a video.
“I don’t know. 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 (Elton classic) Rocket Man and was superb,” he said.
The film will be a “jukebox musical” with possibly a couple of new songs, he said.
“It’s going to be a surreal look at my life, and not just a factual look at my life... I just don’t want it to be a normal biopic because my life hasn’t been like that,” he added.