Elton John wants Justin Timberlake to play him

Elton John and Justin Timberlake

Apparently, Hollywood is making a biopic of Elton John which I can’t help but feel might be jumping the gun. I thought you only whipped out the biopic after the person dies, but you have to realize they made three Alvin and the Chipmunks movie, so we really can’t rule anything out. Anyway, Elton John has decided that he really wants Justin Timberlake to play him in the movie, because he already played Elton in … a music video. Yup, that’s happening. Access Hollywood reports:

“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,” Elton told the Los Angeles Times’ Sunday edition. Sir Elton said details of the project are coming shortly, but fans shouldn’t expect the movie to be an ordinary look at an extraordinary man’s life story. “It’s going to be a surreal look at my life… more in the manner of a Moulin Rouge!” Elton said. “I just don’t want it to be a normal biopic because my life hasn’t been like that.”

Look, not to shit on Elton’s parade here, but he does know that Justin can’t act for shit, right? His best performance so far has been his portrayal of the Napster guy in The Social Network. Yeah, turns out he’s really good at playing a rich douchebag with an inflated sense of self-importance who is immediately turned into a blubbering pussy when confronted in any way, shape, or form. Yeah what a stretch.

Elton John and Justin Timberlake

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