Elton John Considered Justin Timberlake to Star in 'Rocketman'

Before Taron Egerton was selected to play Elton John in Rocketman, Sir Elton himself 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.

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