James McAvoy wants to play Elton John

Updated: Feb 06, 2011, 12:49 PM IST

London: James McAvoy is apparently keen to play Elton John in a movie about the singer’s outrageous life.

The 63-year-old Rocket Man has declared he is making a film about his rock ’n roll years.

The Mamma Mia-style musical is being written by the writer behind the hit film Billy Elliot, reports the Daily Express.

“I can play piano and if you’ve not found that ­person to play you at the age of 31, I’m here,” McAvoy said.

Elton said: “James could do it and he’s already offered. I’d just like to make a really great film about my life story.

“We have a great script already by Lee Hall who wrote Billy Elliot. Obviously it’s not going to be your normal run-of-the-mill film because my life has been kind of crazy, and I think it’s important to do a surrealistic take on my life. I’d love to do that. This business is so incredible,” he added.