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Elton John Wants Justin Timberlake for Biopic

A few months ago, in that now-distant time known as 2011, word surfaced that Elton John was planning a biopic about himself. Early buzz had James McAvoy attached to star but since those bygone days things have changed.

Speaking with the L.A. Times, John revealed that a director was on board, though he wouldn't elaborate as to who exactly would be directing Rocket Man.
 
"We're going to make an announcement very, very soon. It's just a matter of getting the script exactly the way we want it."
 
Lee Hall (Billy Elliott) wrote the script, which revealed that the film would not be a conventional biopic and that it will feature, "choreographed sequences powered by John's famous songs," to take the audience on a journey through the musicians childhood and on his rise to fame and riches.
 
John reiterated that the movie would be, "a surreal look at my life, and not just a factual look, more in the manner of Moulin Rouge. I 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."
 
John added that he has a wish list of people whom he wants to see portray him.
 
"Number one on my wish list is Justin Timberlake, because he played me before in a David LaChapelle video of Rocket Man (which you can watch below) and was superb."
 
We'll have to wait and see what the announcement John has planned with contain, but in the meanwhile, what do you think of Timberlake playing John?
 

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