Back in September, it was announced that Elton John will become the focus of the fantasy musical biopic Rocketman. The film, said to combine the true story of John’s life with fantastical elements from his songs, will be written by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, War Horse) and executive produced by John himself.
But who will play John? If it’s up to the artist, it would be Justin Timberlake. He told the Los Angeles Times, “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 “Rocket Man” and was superb.” You can check out that video below.
John added that they have a director on board and should be making an announcement soon.
Talking about what the film will be like, John added: “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.”