Honky cats, we don’t know how many times we have to tell you to get back, but we are not kidding around this time! Based on comments he made to the L.A. Times, Elton John is angling for his “number one” choice Justin Timberlake to play him in the upcoming biopic Rocketman, a film that is, according to the singer, “going to be a surreal look at my life, and not just a factual look at my life.” Well, this sounds like a perfect match for Justin. Singing? Check. Acting? Check. Wearing skin-tight ’70s bell bottoms while spiraling into a drug-filled vortex of debauchery? Oh, sorry, we just snapped our pencil in anticipation! The splinters, we can barely feel them!
If Elton John sounds a little biased, it’s only because he already knows Timberlake will look amazing in gigantic novelty glasses and a receding hairline; Justin portrayed Elton once before, in 2001. “He played me before in a David LaChapelle video of ‘Rocket Man’ and it was superb,” Elton added, though Rolling Stone gently points out that it was John’s video for “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore” which starred a surprisingly convincing, adorably gap-toothed Timberlake. So what do you think? Should Justin Timberlake go full Elton, or does this have “fabulous disaster” written all over it?
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