Justin Timberlake to play Elton John?

January 3rd, 2012

Sir Elton John wants Justin Timberlake to play him in his forthcoming biopic.

The legendary singer has revealed the script has been written for the movie - provisionally entitled 'Rocket Man' - and casting will soon take place, although the 'Social Network' star is his top choice for the part.

He said: "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. Lee Hall has written the script - he wrote' Billy Elliot' - and then we'll start trying to cast and plan.

"I've got a wish list of people. Number one on my wish list is Justin Timberlake, because he played me before and was superb."

He also revealed the movie will not be a straight-forward story but will instead have a similar feeling to musical extravaganza 'Moulin Rouge!'.

He told the Los Angeles Times: "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."