A new Elton John biopic is in the works, and Lee Hall, the man responsible for writing the script, will also produce the film. Who would take on the lead role, you ask? Sir Elton wants the one and only Justin Timberlake to play his part in the upcoming film.
“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. [The 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. 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.”
He also mentions they have a director already lined up they are very excited about.