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James McAvoy to Play Elton John in Biopic?

September 27, 2011  |  3:26pm
James McAvoy to Play Elton John in Biopic?

With Elton John announcing that he is making a biopic about his life, entitled Rocketman, a frontrunner for the part of the younger John has been announced, and it’s young Professor Xavier himself, James McAvoy.

While nothing has been confirmed yet, the Atonement star is being considered the favorite in the film that John describes as more like Moulin Rouge! than the typical biopic. The film will feature choreographed scenes based on some of John’s most famous songs.

Rocketman is being written by Lee Hall, who wrote this year’s upcoming War Horse and also collaborated on the Broadway adaptation of Billy Elliot with John, which was based on Hall’s own script.

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