Sir Elton John wants Justin Timberlake to play him in his forthcoming biopic.

The legendary singer has revealed The Script has been written for the movie - provisionally entitled 'Rocket Man' - and casting will soon take place, although the 'Social Network' star is his top choice for the part.

He said: "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. Lee Hall has written the script - he wrote' Billy Elliot' - and then we'll start trying to cast and plan.

"I've got a wish list of people. Number one on my wish list is Justin Timberlake, because he played me before and was superb."

He also revealed the movie will not be a straight-forward story but will instead have a similar feeling to musical extravaganza 'Moulin Rouge!'.

He told the Los Angeles Times: "It's going to be a surreal look at my life, and not just a factual look at my life, more in the manner of a "Moulin Rouge!" I just don't want it to be a normal biopic because my life hasn't been like that. And it only goes up to when I go into rehab in 1990. It starts with me going into rehab and ends when I come out."