Justin Timberlake was eyed to play Sir Elton John in 'Rocketman'.
Before Taron Egerton landed the role as the 'I'm Still Standing' hitmaker in the blockbuster biopic, the music legend's husband David Furnish - who produced the movie - has revealed they talked about getting the 'Cry Me A River' hitmaker on board after he impressed them when he portrayed Elton in his 2001 music video for 'This Train Don't Stop There Anymore'.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, David said: "But we never formerly approached Justin because we weren't ever at a stage where it was the right time to approach him.
"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."
Elton, 72, previously spoke of how he was very "moved" by Taron's portrayal of him and admitted he was so "blown away" by seeing his story told on the big screen he couldn't help but shed a few tears.