Justin Timberlake in Elton John Movie?
02.24.12 by REELZ
Justin Timberlake must have really dug deep to find his inner piano rock star, because after his Elton John impersonation in a David LaChapelle video, the rock legend himself sought Timberlake out personally to portray himself for his biopic. The British singer informed the Los Angeles Times last month that Timberlake is "No. 1" on his wish list because he did such a "superb" job playing him in a David LaChapelle video for "Rocket Man." While Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish are still in search of a director and a script, the vision is still there with the star already in the works.
E! interviewed Furnish and even though nothing is set in stone and no details have been confirmed, choosing the right director may influence the casting of their #1 choice actor
Elton and Justin have had conversations about it. Justin also says he has to feel comfortable with the director and the director has to be comfortable with Justin. The chemistry is really important. There's no race to make this. We're just going to take the time to make it right.
Although Timberlake is no stranger to the big screen, portraying someone like Elton John will be a big job; especially if the biopic is made by the man behind the story. However, the movie isn't the only thing up for discussion. "We haven't ruled out a [Broadway] musical," Furnish said. "But we just want to do the movie first." And if a movie and a musical weren't enough to think about, Elton and Furnish are hosting an Oscar viewing benefit for the Elton John Aids Foundation, with about 800 guests in attendance. This couple may have to win an "Ambitious Couple of the Year" Award.