As I prophesized like a Mayan or something, Elton John wants Justin Timberlake to play him in his biopic Rocketman. This wouldn’t be Timberlake’s first time donning crazy pants and weird glasses to play the legendary music icon. Says John, “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.”
Though he does acknowledge this is merely his wishlist for right now, they do have a director on board. That will be announced soon as the script comes together. He also explains that we can expect anything but your run of the mill biopic.
…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.
That’s cool. Still seems pretty weird to be making your own biopic though. (LA Times)