Justin Timberlake Nearly Played Elton John In ‘Rocketman’

 

Justin Timberlake almost starred as Elton John in the upcoming biopic "Rocketman," but the role went to Taron Egerton instead. 

Timberlake had previously played John in a music video for “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore” and got the attention of John’s husband and producer of the film David Furnish. 

Furnish said, “We never formally approached Justin because we weren’t ever at a stage where it was the right time to approach him. But he did an amazing job in the video. He put on a prosthetic nose, and it turned out to have been some really interesting acting as well.”

 
 
 
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