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Elton John Wants Justin Timberlake


Legend says former boy band star should play him in biopic

Justin Timberlake, Rocket Man?

The Friends With Benefits actor has apparently made quite an impression on Elton John--the singer just told the Los Angeles Times that Timberlake is "number one on my wish list" to play him in an upcoming biopic.

John, whose nominated for a Grammy Award for a collaboration with Lady Gaga, said that a movie about his life is "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. "Lee Hall has written a script--he wrote Billy Elliot--and then we'll start trying to cast and plan."

And consider this soon-to-be movie is about the famously over-the-top John, it's not going to be just any bio.

"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," the singer proclaimed. "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."

Timberlake isn't such a far-fetched idea to play John. After all, as Rolling Stone pointed out, he's already played the English superstar once before: in a video for "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore."

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