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Quotables: Elton John Would Like Justin Timberlake to Play Elton John in Upcoming Bio-Pic About Elton John

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“I’ve got a wish list of people. Number one on my wishlist is Justin Timberlake, because he played me before in a David LaChapelle video of Rocket Man and he was superb.”

Elton John would really like Justin Timberlake to play Elton John in an upcoming movie about Elton John, to be produced by David Furnish and Elton John.

The Guardian reports that a movie based on the life of Elton John is all but inevitable—Why? Why does this need to be a movie, even?—but Elton promises it will be campy and surreal, “not just a factual look at my life, more in the manner of a Moulin Rouge.”

Oh. That sounds kind of cool, actually. Hey! If you wanted the movie to be extra surreal, you could cast William Shatner as the lead instead. You know, for obvious reasons.

Alternatively, you should go back to courting James McAvoy for the role, since that kid actually has the chops. No offense, Justin.

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  • Fuck me running……if he wants it “campy and surreal” why not cast George Takei as Elton. Hell, id go see it then….

  • I bet Elton would like Justin to portray him. I’d love to see how good an actor Justin is during the gay sex scenes.

  • Did anyone else reading this get annoyed by how many times the name Elton John showed up in the title AND the first sentence? SEO writing is ruining English.

    • Aw. :( The joke is that Elton John is producing his own film biography, because in Elton John’s world, everything is ALL ABOUT Elton John. I’m kind of upset the joke wasn’t as readily obvious as I had hoped; I really try to be just as hamhanded and not-nuanced as I can.