In an interview with Los Angeles Times, Elton John confirmed the possible production of a biopic on the singerâ€™s life and career.
â€œThatâ€™s very much in the works. Weâ€™re making an announcement about that very, very soon,â€ said John. â€œWe have a director on board, and then itâ€™s just going to be a matter of getting the script exactly the way we want it. Lee Hall has written a scriptâ€”he wrote â€œBilly Elliotâ€â€”and then weâ€™ll start trying to cast and plan.â€
And who is on his wish list to play The Rocket Man? Justin Timberlake.
â€œIâ€™ve got a wish list of people. Number one on my wish list is Justin Timberlake, because he played me before in a David LaChapelle video of â€˜Rocket Manâ€™ and was superb,â€ commented John.
It will not be the first time the singerâ€™s life will be portrayed in a film. In 2007, the autobiography documentary â€œElton John: Me, Myself & Iâ€ highlighted the singerâ€™s reassessment of life after the death of his friend, Princess Diana. And next month, a Cameron Crowe-directed documentary on the making of the album â€œThe Unionâ€ will be airing on HBO.
Source: Los Angeles Times