Elton John and Justin Timberlake
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01/03/2012 at 03:00 PM EST
The Rocket Man has spoken.
Elton John says he has the perfect person in mind to play him in an upcoming movie about his life, which his husband David Furnish
recently called "very extraordinary and unique."
"No. 1 on my wish list is Justin Timberlake
, because he played me before in a David LaChapelle video of 'Rocket Man' and was superb," John, 64, tells the Los Angeles Times
There has been speculation
about who might play John in the biopic – titled Rocketman
– with Scottish actor James McAvoy recently rumored to be the frontrunner.
John and Timberlake do have a connection, and were spotted hanging out
in New York together in October.
But the final decision won't be revealed quiet yet.
"We're making an announcement about that very, very soon," John says. "We have a director on board, and then it's just going to be a matter of getting the script exactly the way we want it."