Justin Timberlake: Elton John’s “No. 1″ Pick For Planned Biopic
Legendary songwriter and pop icon Elton John says that he has a big-screen biopic in the cards, and he knows just the guy he wants to see play himself on the silver screen: Justin Timberlake.
“I’ve got a wish list of people, [...] 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.”
So what’s the 64-year old musician’s opinion on how the film should look and feel? Heavy-handed aesthetic and surreal style; more in step with Baz Luhrmann’s “Moulin Rouge!” than Todd Haynes’ post-modern Bob Dylan love-letter “I’m Not There” or Gus Van Sant’s gritty Kurt Cobain-inspired “Last Days”.
“It’s going to be a surreal look at my life, and not just a factual look at my life, [...] I just don’t want it to be a normal biopic because my life hasn’t been like that. And 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.”