James McAvoy for Elton John biopic?

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Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker star in the 2010 action-comedy that is "Red". After he's threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses (Willis) reassembles his old crew to go after their longtime assailants. The movie's title (RED) stands for "Retired Extremely Dangerous".

February 9th, 2011

James McAvoy has offered to play the role of Sir Elton John in a biopic about his life.

The singer-and-movie producer has previously revealed he would like Robert Downey Jr. to be one of three actors to play him in a movie about his eccentric life, and he has now added Scottish actor James as another possibility.

Asked who he would like to play him, Elton said: "Well James McAvoy could do it. He's already offered."

The pair worked together on animated family movie 'Gnomeo and Juliet', and 63-year-old Elton - who recently became a father for the first time with his partner David Furnish thanks to a surrogate mother - admits he would never have believed he would do such a project if you would have told him 20 years ago.

He told Collider.com: "In 1990, if you'd said, 'You're going to make a film about garden gnomes,' I'd have said, 'You're crazy!' That is the joyous thing about being a creative person. Things can come along that can completely surprised you, that you normally would never have thought of doing."