Robert Downey, Jr. as Elton John in a biopic?

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

Sir Elton John is working with Lee Hall (who wrote BILLY ELLIOT) to write a musical biopic of his life. He wants it to be…well, here’s what he says exactly:

I’d just like to make a really great film about my life story. We have a great script already by Lee Hall … It will be more of a fantasy – Moulin Rouge type of stuff. Obviously, it’s not going to be your normal, run-of-the-mill film. My life’s been so surreal, from buying a football club to God knows what.

I’m not sure fantasy usually mixes well with biopics, but if anyone could pull it off it would be Sir Elton John.  He even mentions that Robert Downey, Jr. could portray him at a certain age but obviously if this was his life he couldn’t just stick with RDJ. Unless his biopic was ala I’M NOT THERE, where different people played Bob Dylan…that would be interesting to see different actors portray Sir Elton John, of course that would be a lot harder to make into a musical.  Anyway it plays out, it will be interesting to see how this project progresses in the next year or so.

Elton John

Source: The Guardian/ The Times of India

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