A few weeks ago reports started circulating that Elton John wanted Justin Timberlake to play him in a Moulin Rouge-style biopic of his life that the singer is busy planning. Timberlake seemed interested, and now Elton’s hubby (and co-producer on the movie), David Furnish, has confirmed Justin is likely to take the role, as long as they can find a director everyone’s happy with.
Furnish told E! News: ‘We’re searching for a director. It’s important we all share the same vision. 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.’
Elton has previously said the movie will be a “surreal look at my life, and not just a factual look at my life, more in the manner of a Moulin Rouge”. The singer, who’s never been averse to a bit of flamboyance, added that a “normal biopic” would be inappropriate “because my life hasn’t been like that”.