Thursday, February 23, 2012
Justin Timberlake Negotiating Elton John Movie
So what's the hold up? "We're searching for a director," Furnish told me earlier today as he was overseeing preparations for the 20th annual Oscar viewing party benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation. "It's important we all share the same vision. "Elton and Justin have had conversations about it," he continued. "Justin also says he has to feel comfortable with the director and the director has to be comfortable with Justin. The chemistry is really important. There's no race to make this. We're just going to take the time to make it right."
The "Crocodile Rock" legend told the Los Angeles Times last month that Timberlake is "No. 1" on his wish list because he did such a "superb" job playing him in a David LaChapelle video for "Rocket Man." And his life story may not end with the big screen. "We haven't ruled out a [Broadway] musical," Furnish said. "But we just want to do the movie first."
For now, John and Furnish have their Oscar bash to think about. More than 800 people will gather Sunday under a giant tent in West Hollywood Park. Foster The People will perform with celebrity chef Cat Cora preparing the five-course meal.
- E Online