This Friday, the Elton John biopic, Rocketman, arrives in theatres. Taron Egerton plays John, but that wasn’t always the plan.

Speaking to The Hollywood ReporterJohn’s husband and Rocketman producer David Furnish said that Justin Timberlake was the first person that the pair thought of to play the star.

Timberlake once portrayed John in the music video for “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore” in 2001.

But Timberlake never got a call. Furnish explained, “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.”

Rocketman opens in theatres May 31. Watch the trailer below.