The Hives rocker 'HOWLIN' PELLE ALMQVIST wants Joaquin Phoenix to play him on the big screen.

Almqvist believes Phoenix would easily portray him, because he is so similar to the actor's Gladiator character.

The Swedish singer also bases his choice on the fact that Phoenix has already played legendary country singer Johnny Cash in forthcoming movie biopic Walk the Line.

Almqvist says, "I think it would have to be Joaquin Phoenix. I've heard he's been chosen to play Johnny Cash, so if Hollywood thinks he's worthy of that, he can play me too.

"He was great as the mean emperor in Gladiator. I'm a good mix of mean Roman emperor and Johnny Cash."