‘I am playing Fred Astaire, yeah!’ Tom Holland CONFIRMS he is set to play Hollywood’s dancing and singing legend in upcoming biopic

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  • The 25-year-old actor confirmed widely speculation to reporters in London on Sunday during a screening of his new film Spider-Man: No Way Home, which is hitting theaters later this month.
  • He said: ‘Oh, I’m playing Fred Astaire, yes. The script came out a week ago. I haven’t read it yet’
  • Tom rose to fame in 2008, playing dancer Billy Elliot in a West End stage production of the 2000 hit film
  • Astaire, who died in 1987, is considered one of the greatest dancers in film history, having performed in film, television and Broadway in a career spanning 76 years and including 49 films and musicals.
  • At the height of his popularity in the late ’30s, Fred was so valuable to the studio, his feet were insured for $1m
  • It has long been reported that Astaire’s will contains a clause banning film depictions of his life, when he said: ‘I have no particular desire to misinterpret my life, which it would be’

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Tom Holland has confirmed that he is set to play Fred Astaire in the upcoming biopic 13 years after his big break to play aspiring dancer Billy Elliot in the West End.

The 25-year-old actor confirmed the news to reporters in London on Sunday during a screening of his new film Spider-Man: No Way Home, which is hitting theaters later this month, as he said: ‘Oh, I’m Fred I’m playing Astaire, yes. The script came out a week ago. I haven’t read it yet. They haven’t given it to me.’

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There’s a lot to cover in the biopic of Hollywood legend Fred, who enjoyed a 76-year career and box-office hits, many of them with his most famous dance partner, Ginger Rogers. The film will undoubtedly also delve into his personal life, which includes losing his first wife and raising his children in 1954.

Tom’s dancing credentials are set to play out, as the Kingston-born star has been taking classes in street dance and acrobatics since the age of 10 before taking the stage to play Billy, where he honed his skills. did.

Confirmed: Tom Holland has confirmed that he is set to play Fred Astaire in the upcoming biopic, 13 years after landing his big break to play aspiring dancer Billy Elliot in the West End (pictured)

Biopic: The 25-year-old actor confirmed the news to reporters during a screening of his new film Spider-Man: No Way Home in London on Sunday, which is coming to theaters later this month (Fred Astaire portrayed in 1936)

Confirmed: Tom Holland has confirmed that he is set to play Fred Astaire in the upcoming biopic, 13 years after playing aspiring dancer Billy Elliot in the West End (pictured left, Fred Astaire pictured right in 1936)

Tom explained that he knows Spider-Man creator Amy Pascal, “has the script,” adding: “She FaceTimed me before.” I was in the bath. We have a lovely FaceTime, but I’ll play Fred Astaire.

Sony Pictures confirmed Diversity That the Fred Astaire biopic is in the ‘very early stages’ of development. No writer or director has been confirmed for the biopic, nor has the film’s title been decided at this time.

It has long been reported that Astaire’s will contains a clause banning film depictions of his life, when he said: ‘No matter how much they offer…

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