Billy Joel now open to biopic


Billy Joel is now open to becoming the subject of a biopic – as long as the actor playing him is good looking.

The Piano Man hitmaker had previously said his life was too dull to be made into a movie, admitting he scrapped a planned memoir after being told by his publisher there wasn’t enough juicy material.

However, the 70-year-old now admits parts of his life might be interesting enough to make a film like Elton John’s Rocketman or Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

“There are things in my life that could make a good movie,” he tells Billboard magazine. “He married this supermodel (his second wife, Christie Brinkley), then they had a kid, then they got divorced, then he crashed a car, then he went to rehab. That was like five minutes in my life. It wasn’t all sensational.”

The main thing he’s bothered about is that he looks good in the movie, adding: “I just hope they don’t get a short, fat, ugly guy to play me.”

Revealing his decision to ditch plans to write an autobiography, he previously told Rolling Stone that he had returned his advance as he feared his life was too boring for people to want to read about or watch on film.

“There wasn’t enough sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll in it for the publisher, so I gave the advance money back,” he explained. “I said, ‘F**k it, that’s me!’ I don’t know if I’m interesting enough to make a movie out of. I lived my life.”