Wednesday 2 February 2011, 11:08 | By

Elton John working on film of his life

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Elton John

Elton John has revealed that he is working on a script for a film about his life with ‘Billy Elliot’ writer Lee Hall. No film studios have yet expressed an interest in making it as yet, though. Presumably they’re all waiting for him to die, as is the protocol in these situations.

John told Chris Evans on his Radio 2 show: “I’d just like to make a really great film about my life story. We have a great script already by Lee Hall … It will be more of a fantasy – ‘Moulin Rouge’ type of stuff. Obviously, it’s not going to be your normal, run-of-the-mill film. My life’s been so surreal, from buying a football club to God knows what”.

He added that these days, now he’s married with a child, his life is a little bit less hectic, which is presumably why he doesn’t think he should have to die before this film gets made. He said: “When I come off stage now I have a balance in my life. Until I found that [balance] in 1990, I came off stage and I didn’t know what to do with myself. Now I fly home every night after a show and I get back in my own bed. I have a wonderful partner in David, I have wonderful friends. I can remember things”.

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