Elton John has announced plans to bring his life to the screen with the biopic Rocketman. The film is purported to be radically different than other biopics with a non-linear story and wild visuals juxtaposed to John's biggest hits. But who can play this larger than life icon? Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is likely busy with G.I. Joe commitments and Jackie Chan isn't the draw that he once was.

Who to choose? Who to choose?

Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr. has already proven he can effectively lip sync Elton John's music in the video for "I Want Love." He's also wrestled with his own substance abuse issues. I'm not certain whether or not he can play the piano but there's no reason that should be a strike against him.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake has actually played a young Elton John before during the Rocketman's phase where he was too lazy to appear in his own videos. This was just around the time that Timberlake had gone solo and was looking to branch out into acting and there's no better way to sever your boy band image than by appearing on-screen with simulated orgies and cocaine use. Just ask Rod, the little-known fourth member of Hanson.

Carol Burnett

She's no stranger to loud jackets and she's got the haircut down. No doubt in my mind that this could be Carol Burnett's comeback project.

Doctor Octopus

I feel like the tentacles are the only thing really standing in Doctor Octopus's way when it comes to getting this part. That and his entourage the "Big Time" Sinister Six. The Rhino is known for trashing dressing rooms.

Cate Blanchett

We were all skeptical when Cate Blanchett was cast as Bob Dylan but she pulled that off. Definitely more convincing than Hayden Christensen's portrayal of him in Factory Girl.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp excels in biopics. His performances in Ed Wood, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, and The Astronaut's Wife have proven that. Oh, you didn't know that The Astronaut's Wife was based on a true story? NASA's dirty little secret. Anyway, he'd grab onto this role with both hands and shake it out for all it's worth. Plus he's not averse to wearing pirate costumes.

Ewan McGregor

Probably the best choice on this list in my opinion. The physical resemblance is there and Ewan McGregor has disappeared into a multitude of roles ranging from action to drug movies to musicals to drama to comedy. Also considering he's played a rock star, I'd have to say that he has the strongest resume for covering the span of Elton John's life.