James McAvoy wants to play Elton John
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.