Elton John Taps Justin Timberlake for New Film

Publicada Martes Enero 3, 2012 9:17 PM GMT

He’s one of the most colorful and creative forces in pop music over the past four decades, and Elton John is about to be immortalized in a new biopic.

The “Benny and the Jets” hitmaker is excited about the fantasy musical biopic “Rocketman” and he knows just who he wants to play him- Justin Timberlake.

John told press, "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 "This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore" and was superb."

Speaking about the film, Elton shared, "That would be a jukebox musical in earnest, maybe with a couple of new songs. You never know. Because 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!’ 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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