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Back in September, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Elton John[/lastfm] announced that he’ll be producing a “biographical musical fantasy” about his life and early career in music aptly titled Rocketman, and is now eying a famous pop star turned actor to play the part of the ‘Rocket Man’ himself!
Elton’s first choice to play him in the upcoming biopic is someone who’s already familiar with filling in Elton John’s glasses. Having already played a young Elton John in his music video for “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore,” the Rocket Man wants [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Justin Timberlake[/lastfm] to step into his shoes and play him in the film!
“Number on my wish list is Justin Timberlake, because he played me before in a David LaChapelle video of ‘Rocket Man’ and was superb,” said Elton John (Rolling Stone noting that the video is actually “This Train Don’t Stop Here Anymore).
The biopic, currently in the works, is “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!,” said the singer.
Check out Justin Timberlake playing Elton John in the music video for “This Train Don’t Stop Here Anymore” and tell us if he’d be a good fit for the part!