The composer has already announced there is a film based on his life planned, and that he is teaming up with Billy Elliot‘s Lee Hall on the project.
Speaking at the London premiere of Gnomeo And Juliet, the 63-year-old joked: “A biopic of my life? I’m quite old now so they’d have to be two or three actors and they’d have to vary in weight. Robert Downey Jr. could maybe play me at a certain stage.”
In 2001, Robert played the lead role in the video for I Want Love.
Although details of the film are quite scarce, Elton has said it will not be a straight biopic, and would like to give and more take a more “surrealistic” version of his life.
He remarked: “Obviously, it’s not going to be your normal, run of the mill film because my life has kind of been crazy. And I think it’s important to do a kind of surrealistic take on my life.”
Elton has also stated that he expects the project to take around two years to complete.