Elton John calls JT ‘#1 on my wish list’ to portray him in upcoming biopic.
By James Montgomery
We may not be 100 percent sure of his current relationship status, but we can confirm that Justin Timberlake is getting very serious with Elton John.
We think. In response to John’s claims that Timberlake is “#1 on my wish list” to portray the singer in an upcoming biopic — he told the Los Angeles Times that JT’s portrayal of him in the David LaChapelle-directed “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore” video was “superb” — Timberlake is apparently “seriously” weighing the role, according to E! Online.
“Justin is taking it very seriously,” a source “close to the singer” told E!’s Ted Casablanca. “He’s working with his people to figure out exactly how to respond.”
Casablanca also writes that “a very official response will be coming from Camp Timberlake momentarily,” though, at press time, that response had yet to materialize.
In his Times interview, John said the film version of his life is “very much in the works,” with a script penned by Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”) and an unnamed director “onboard.” He also said that the biopic would be far different from the average Hollywood fare, which, given John’s larger-than-life existence, shouldn’t really be all that shocking.
“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!’ ” John said. “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.”
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