Elton John has revealed that a film biopic of his life is currently in the works. Speaking to Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2, the musical icon revealed that he is working with 'Billy Elliot' writer Lee Hall on the film.

"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."

The question still remains who will play John in the film. Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the premiere of his new movie 'Gnomeo And Juliet', he suggested that Robert Downey Jr might be a good choice for a particular point in his 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."

Sir Elton expects the film to take around two years to complete.