Timberlake is Elton John’s top choice for biopic

Iconic singer Elton John is gearing up to bring his life story to the big screen, and has revealed that Justin Timberlake is no.1 on his wish list of people to portray him. Why is the 64-year old singer certain that Timberlake is right for the part? Well, Timberlake’s convincing portrayal of him in his 2001 video for “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore,” which John refers to as “superb,” has made the well-accomplished actor/singer an obvious first choice. John also has a unique vision for the film.  In the same vein as his over-the-top persona, the biopic will be anything but typical. “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,” John explained in an interview with the Los Angeles Times last Sunday, adding, “I just don’t want it to be a normal biopic because my life hasn’t been like that.” While it has been confirmed that Lee Hall, who wrote the screenplay for Billy Elliot, has penned a script for the film, many details about the project, which is still in its early stages, are still unknown. John promises, however, to make an “official” announcement about the film and its yet-to-be-named director very soon.~Sonja Jackson

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  1. D-Dub • January 4, 2012 @ 8:02 PM

    Then Timberlake can live out his gay fantasies! But he can say it was just acting. Perfect. lol.
    Joking Timberlake is becoming a decent actor and if he’s already impersonated Elton John and Elton gave it two thumbs up then thy will be done.

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