Elton John Wants Justin Timberlake To Play Him In Biopic

By: CNN Posted By Samantha Anderson
By: CNN Posted By Samantha Anderson

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(CNN) -- There's a biopic about Sir Elton John in the works, and the musician already knows who he wants in the lead role: Justin Timberlake.

Elton told the Los Angeles Times that he has a "wish list" of potential stars who could play him, but that the "Cry Me A River" crooner is a favorite.

"No. 1 on my wish list is Justin Timberlake, because he played me before in a David LaChapelle video of 'Rocket Man' and was superb," the Brit legend said.

As for how far along they are with the project's development, Elton John says an announcement about the film should be made 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 added. "Lee Hall has written the script - he wrote 'Billy Elliot' - and then we'll start trying to cast and plan."

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