Timberlake ‘likely’ to play Elton John in biopic

Justin Timberlake in talks with Elton John about Moulin Rouge-style biographical movie role

Timberlake ‘likely’ to play Elton John in biopic
23 February 2012

Justin Timberlake is in active ‘conversation’ with Sir Elton John about playing him in a biopic.

The Rocket Man singer's husband, David Furnish, has confirmed it is looking increasingly likely the Social Network star will sign on, but they are currently seeking a director that all those involved with the project are comfortable with.

He 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.’

Should Justin officially sign up to the project, it would not be the first time he had played Elton – he previously portrayed him in the David LaChapelle-directed music video for This Train Don't Stop Here Anymore.

Elton previously revealed the film would not be a ‘normal biopic’ and would be similar to musical Moulin Rouge.

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.’

Timberlake has previously starred as Elton in a music video. Watch it here:

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

This Canadian MP has the funniest response for a troll who thinks she wants to make being gay compulsory in schools
No thumbnail available

Poll of LGBT Americans shows 92% feel more accepted over past decade

But just 56% have told their mother about their sexual orientation or gender identity, and 39% have told their father
No thumbnail available

UN condemns gay and trans killings with new draft resolution

For the first time, the United Nations acknowledges a need for protections from executions on the basis of gender identity.  
No thumbnail available

Watch where you’re going with that Mutewatch

Sleek and simple to use, you’d better watch out if you have something other than a Mutewatch
No thumbnail available

Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons to play gay activist in new film

Sheldon Cooper actor, who came out as gay last year, will take on a role in Ryan Murphy's HBO film The Normal Heart
Russia bans tribute to gay victims of Nazi Germany

Russia bans tribute to gay victims of Nazi Germany

Gay rights activists have accused the Moscow authorities of condoning Adolf Hitler's actions during the Holocaust by banning a peaceful protest
No thumbnail available

Christian university forbids bake sale for homeless gay youth

Michigan school says the LGBTI charity 'conflicts' with its mission
No thumbnail available

Michael Fassbender on gay sex scene in Shame

Why Michael Fassbender's predominantly heterosexual character in Shame ends up in a gay bath house
No thumbnail available

Scotland to tackle homophobia in sport

Scotland’s government pledges to develop an action plan to tackle homophobia in sport
No thumbnail available

Same-sex weddings to be held in Australian capital

The territory that houses Australia’s capital city will legalize same-sex marriage in a deal between the Greens party and the Labor Party to form government