Elton John is the latest iconic musician to score his own big-screen biopic, though, like the man himself, it will be highly unconventional. Rocketman will tell the story of the singer’s career, and is described as “a biographical musical fantasy that will weave together John’s life and his music” and will be told in “a non-linear and hyper-visual manner.”
The project will be written by Lee Hall, who penned both the stage and screen version of Billy Elliott. This will be the second collaboration between Hall and John, who composed the score for the Tony-winning musical.
No actor has yet to be cast as the music man – who do you see playing Elton John? Justin Timberlake might not be such a far-fetched choice, since he already played the singer in the video for “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore.”