01/03/2012 09:49 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Elton John Wants Justin Timberlake For Upcoming Biopic

Justin Timberlake better get his tiny dancing pants on, because Elton John has his eye on him.

In September, it was announced that the singer-songwriter will be the focus and executive producer of "Rocketman," a biopic combining elements of John's life and a few surreal elements. "It's going to be in the manner of 'Moulin Rouge!'" he tells the Los Angeles Times.

To play the Rocket Man himself, John is targeting the popstar-turned-actor. "Number on my wish list is Justin Timberlake, because he played me before in a David LaChapelle video of 'Rocket Man' and was superb," John says (as Rolling Stone notes, Timberlake actually played him in a video for ""This Train Don't Stop There Anymore.") Despite his recent flop "In Time," Timberlake isn't ditching the big screen for the recording studio anytime soon; the six-time grammy winner recently signed on to play Dave Van Ronk in the latest Coen brothers project "Inside Lewyn Davis," a film about the early 60s folk scene in Greenwich Village.

But even if John doesn't nab Timberlake for the role, he has another project on the horizon: An HBO documentary directed by Cameron Crowe about the making of his album "The Union" with Leon Russell, out this spring.