Elton John Justin Timberlake – Elton John has given the go ahead to writer Lee Hall to pen a biopic on the singer/song writers life and hopes that Justin Timberlake will portray him in the film.
In describing what the film would be like Elton said:
“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.”
When it comes to Timberlake playing him in the film the singer says to the Los Angeles Times:
“I’ve got a wish list of people, #1 on my wish list is Justin Timberlake, because he played me before in a David LaChapelle video of ‘Rocket Man’ and was superb.”
Elton John also revealed that the movie will not showcase his entire life, instead, it will be from the point of his rise to fame to when he entered rehab in 1990 after suffering from alcoholism, drug abuse, and bulimia.
“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.”
Since his career started in the 60’s, John has sold more then 250 million records and had accumulated 6 Grammy Awards.