Tom Jones is in talks with movie producers over a biopic – but is demanding the film feature his own voice.
The Delilah singer, 79, is set to follow Elton John and Queen in having his life story depicted on screen, and wants to follow the We Are the Champions rockers’ example by using his original vocals.
“They’re talking about doing a film about my life and they’re trying to find out who would play me,” the Welsh crooner told Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London.
“I hope they find a Welsh actor to play me and not a singer. They should leave the singing to me – that’s all I ask.”
Tom was at the GQ magazine event to present the Icon of the Year Award to Kylie Minogue.
Although Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody film featured Freddie Mercury’s original singing, Elton chose to go a different route and hired Taron Egerton to perform his songs in his movie Rocketman.
Despite mixed reviews, Bohemian Rhapsody performed the better of the two films at the box office, earning more than $900 million, compared to Rocketman’s $192 million.