Elton John Wants Justin Timberlake to Play Him in Biopic

Movies & TV

kholmes | January 3, 2012 - 4:14 pm

Justin Timberlake’s next role on the big screen may be his most challenging yet. In a recent interview with the LA Times, Elton John revealed that the former N’Sync lead singer is at the top of his list of people to play him in his upcoming biopic.

“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,” said Elton.

The biopic will not be the average one however, John says, “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.”

If Elton approaches Justin to play him, it’ll pretty entertaining to watch him speak in a British accent the entire film.