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    Tue, 03 Jan 2012 11:06:09

    Elton John Wants Justin Timberlake to Play Him in Biopic - He is working on it as we speak

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    Elton John is working on a biopic about himself. At the top of his list of actors to play him? None other than Justin Timberlake. John told the Los Angeles Times that he will be making a big announcement about the flick shortly, so stay tuned.

    "That's very much in the works. We're making an announcement about that very, very soon. We have a director on board, and then it's just going to be a matter of getting the script exactly the way we want it," he said. Casting and production decisions will be made soon, as well.

    When asked who he would like to portray him on the big screen, John was candid and said, "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." JT, you listening? Or, better yet, is your agent?

    John dubbed the film a "jukebox musical" that may or may not include new tunes.

    He also shared some other deets, saying, "It's going to be a surreal look at my life, and not just a factual look at my life... I just don't want it to be a normal biopic because my life hasn't been like that."

    It's interesting that an Elton John biopic is coming out while he is still alive and with us.

    Who do you think should play Elton John in a biopic? Make some suggestions!

    —Katie Sheehan
    01.03.12



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