Is there something that we don’t know about JT???
Yes, yes there is…
Well, our dreams of Justin Timberlake bringing “sexiness” back to the music biz probably won’t happen anytime soon. At least not for tunes that don’t come hand-in-hand with a big-screen feature.
Like say, that Elton John biopic, Rocketman?! Well, that is if Elton has his way. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Elton revealed that Timberlake is “No. 1 on [his] wish list,” gushing that J.T. “played me before and was superb.”
So is Justin ready to get his “Tiny Dancer” on?
According to his camp, he just might be…
“Justin is taking it very seriously,” a source close to the singer-turned-thespian tells us. “He’s working with his people to figure out exactly how to respond.”
If you ask us the correct response is “Hell fawk yeah I’ll play Elton fawkin’ John!!”
We know J.T. is way into the big screen business these days and after a so-so (which is being generous) showing with his latest movie, In Time, the Elton pic could be exactly what Justin needs to be considered more for his acting by say…the Academy!
Because the movie already has tons of Oscar-baiting staples: It’s written by Oscar winner Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), it’s in the same “surreal” vein as Oscar-nominated Moulin Rouge! (though Elton confirmed director Baz Luhrmann isn’t attached), and it’s based off real-life events—specifically a gay man who dabbled in drugs and rehab, all of which are definite Academy faves.
Oh, and if playing out some guy-on-guy action has Justin second guessing the role, remember, J.T., that you’d be playing bisexual. Elton was engaged twice and married once (for like two seconds) to women, after all.
Heck, as Elton said, Justin already played him in his music video “This Train Don’t Stop Here Anymore.” So the research for the role should be fairly easy.
We totally agree! This is the kind of movie that, if executed correctly, will definitely put the FutureSexLoveSounds crooner in the convo for an Oscar nom.