Justin Timberlake Was Eyed To Play Elton John In 'Rocketman'!

Before Taron Egerton was selected to play Elton John in Rocketman, the pop icon and his producer husband, David Furnish, had considered approaching Justin Timberlake to fill his shoes since he did such an exceptional job in the video for John's 2002 song, "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore."

"But we never formerly approached Justin because we weren't ever at a stage where it was the right time to approach him," Furnish told The Hollywood Reporter. "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 work as well."

Manwhile, John shared some insight on what it was like to secure Egerton since Tom Hardy had passed on the role. "Taron Egerton can on-board this film because somebody else dropped out,” he told the crowd at the film's Cannes afterparty. "His performance in this film is scary brilliant. … When I watch the movie, I don't see an actor, I see myself."

 
 
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