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More details on a tie-up for film

Monday 13 October 2003 @ 0:27 - GMT

Elton John is keen for singer Justin Timberlake to star as the pop legend in a film about the Rocket Man. Elton is about to begin work on a script with songwriting pal Bernie Taupin, reported Sky News on October 11, 2003.

Both are reported to be keen on singer Britney Spears' ex-boyfriend to portray part of Elton's life.

Elton is said to have been impressed by Justin's performance as the Rocket Man in the video for his track This Train Don't Stop There Anymore.

"He's a really talented boy, he gave me the chills when I watched him in the video. It was actually so close to me," said Elton.

Three actors will play Elton portraying his life, with Justin appearing as the singer in his 20s.

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