Elton John has FINALLY broken his legendary silence and announced his decision that Justin Timberlake should play him in a biopic. Sure, Elton John. Got it. Everyone write this down. Duly noted, Elton John. From the Hollywood Reporter:
Elton John says that a biopic based on his life is still in the works and fans should watch for an announcement “very soon.” But, when it comes to casting the most important role in the film, John knows exactly who should step into his bedazzled shoes.
“I’ve got a wish list of people,” the singer tells the L.A. Times after it asked who should play him in the planned film. “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.”
I’m pretty sure you’re not just allowed to pick out who plays you in your biopic, just like you’re not allowed to pick your own nickname. Although, I do have an on-going game with my friends in which we cast a movie about ourselves and all of our friends and it’s a really fun game but the difference between that game and this Elton John thing is that they are actually making the movie about Elton John. In any case, apparently the gates are blown off their hinges with this thing now. Everyone gets to just pick their own. Sorry, Brad Pitt and Paul Rudd and Ryan Gosling and Zooey Deschanel and Frieda Pinto and Zoe Saldana. You have to play everybody.
2012. Enjoy it. By the time you get this project greenlit you’ll be dead anyway, so just have fun.