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Elton John Seeks Justin Timberlake For Biopic

EltonTimberlakeWhat would an Elton John biopic look like? According to the singer, it will be a "jukebox musical in earnest."

"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!" said the singer, who commissioned Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall to pen the script. "I just don't want it to be a normal biopic because my life hasn't been like that."

So, what will the fictionalized John look like? Maybe Justin Timberlake, for John hopes to see the singer-cum-actor play on the big screen.

"I've got a wish list of people," he told the Los Angeles Times. "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."

Rather than leading into his life now, though, John says the biopic will only go up until 1990, the year he went into rehab, and then presumably will feature various flashbacks of his rise and subsequent fall. "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."

Meanwhile, John and husband David Farnish, who is co-producing, have a director lined up for the project, but are keeping the details quiet for the moment.

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  1. So it sounds awful, but it's also kind of awful that I've read that second to last paragraph twice and have no idea whether it starts in 1990 or ends then. Two lines indicate that it starts then. "Go(es) up to" (also twice) indicate that it ends then. Timberlake would suggest that it ends then unless Elton is even more delusional than I thought.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 3, 2012 9:06:55 AM

  2. Wonder who the overstuffed ego-maniac will get to play Rush Limbaugh! Oh, Sir Doughboy played at Rush's wedding after 1990? Nevermind.

    Posted by: Mick | Jan 3, 2012 11:07:28 AM

  3. I hate that we live in a world where we're forced to accept Justin Timberlake as an "actor."

    Posted by: finkles2000 | Jan 3, 2012 11:36:30 AM

  4. Vanity. Project.

    Posted by: unruly | Jan 3, 2012 12:34:36 PM

  5. http://youtu.be/SKHzrpMYp-0

    Posted by: StudioTodd | Jan 3, 2012 1:35:30 PM

  6. This is a disgusting, self-serving, narcissistic project by a grotesque, egomaniacal freak.

    Posted by: Mrs Elton John (the ex-wife) | Jan 3, 2012 2:25:13 PM

  7. Philip Seymour Hoffman maybe... Jonah Hill maybe... Danny Devito maybe... Jason Alexander... Bob Hoskins, Verne Troyer, Nikki Blonsky... but not Timberlake.

    Posted by: doodlebok | Jan 3, 2012 2:36:09 PM

  8. LOL @ Doodlebok

    Posted by: Joe | Jan 4, 2012 7:58:38 AM

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