Elton John

For the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman, the legendary singer has someone quite specific in mind to play him.

"No. 1 on my wish list is Justin Timberlake, because he played me before in a David LaChapelle video of 'Rocket Man' and was superb," John told the Los Angeles Times.

He's a Rocketman: Elton John biopic in development

The 64-year-old Grammy winner and David Furnish are developing the film, and plan to make an announcement about it "very, very soon ... then it's just going to be a matter of getting the script exactly the way we want it."

The film will chronicle the life and epic career of the "Candle in the Wind" singer. Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) wrote the script.