Elton John Wants Justin Timberlake To Play Him In Biopic - Who's Your Top Choice? (VOTE)

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The Huffington Post UK   First Posted: 03/01/12 11:48 Updated: 03/01/12 11:48

Justin Timberlake is Sir Elton John's top choice to play him in a forthcoming biopic on the rock and roll star's early life.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the 60-year-old musician said Timberlake had been "superb" when he played him in a David LaChapelle video of Rocket Man.

He told the paper: "I've got a wish list of people. No. 1 on my wish list is Justin Timberlake."

John and his partner David Furnish are producing the biopic, which has the provisional title of Rocket Man. He said: "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!"

"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."

Timberlake, who rose to fame in boyband NSync and has since gone on to have a successful solo and acting career, certainly has the lungs for the role - but is there someone more suited to play the very British performer? Vote from our shortlist, or add your own idea below...

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