Elton John wants Robert Downey Jr for his biopic

Updated: Feb 02, 2011, 11:55 AM IST

London: Elton John would like to see actor Robert Downey Jr play him in a planned biopic.

The `Rocket Man` hitmaker is teaming up with British screenwriter Lee Hall for the project, which is still in its nascent stage, Contactmusic reported.

"A biopic of my life, I`m quite old now so they`d have to be two or three actors and they`d have to vary in weight. Robert Downey Jr could maybe play me at a certain stage," John said at the London premiere of `Gnomeo And Juliet`.

The 63-year-old singer has previously worked with Downey when he played the lead role in his track `I Want Love`.

Although details of the film are yet to be finalised, John has said that it will not be a straight biopic but a more `surrealistic` version of his life.

"Obviously, it`s not going to be your normal, run of the mill film because my life has kind of been crazy. And I think it`s important to do a kind of surrealistic take on my life," he added.

The singer expects the project to take around two years to complete.