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Johnny (Rotten) Loves Justin!

It’s never a dull moment with former Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten, but this might be the most shocking revelation to come from Rotten yet: He wants Justin Timberlake to play him in an upcoming biopic. U.K. website reports, “I want Jason [sic] Timberlake to do it,” the erstwhile Pistol said. “I know it sounds odd and the market he comes from is screaming teen girls, but he’s just the kind of bloke who would really, really make an effort. He’d be a workhorse about it.” Rotten, born John Lydon, claims that his people are in talks with Timberlake to take the title role in the movie based on Johnny’s autobiography, Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs. JT already played rock royalty on screen, honoring Elton John’s casting call to play the flamoboyant pianist in a 2001 video.

If the Timberlake plan falls through, Rotten is thinking of Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, The Full Monty) or Johnny Depp for the role. It all sounds nice, but that actor will probably have to work with Rotten, and history has proven that to be quite a difficult task.

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