The life of British singer Robbie Williams will be adapted for the big screen by the director of The Greatest Showman.
British singers give Hollywood ideas! After Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody or Elton John in Rocketman, another English artist will be entitled to his biopic! The journey of Robbie Williams, 47, will be recounted in Better Man, a feature film directed by Michael Gracey, to whom we owe The Greatest Showman.
According to Deadline, the work will tell the singer’s rise from his beginnings in the group Take That, at the age of 16. The director will focus on exploring the experiences that led Robbie Williams to glory, but will not fail to mention his demons, including his battle with alcohol and drugs.
The project was born immediately after The Greatest Showman. Michael Gracey spent a lot of time with the artist to develop his story. Asked by Deadline, the director gave some clues about his intentions in the manner of portraying Williams in the biopic:
“As to how we portray Robbie in the movie, it’s top secret. I want to do this in a really original way. I remember going to the movies when I was a kid; there are movies that I do. blew my mind and made me say to myself, ‘I’ve never seen this before.’ I want the audience to feel that feeling too. The approach is top secret, but the point is to generate that feeling that I come from. to describe. It’s a fantastic story, and I want to represent it in its harsh reality as well as in its moments of pure fantasy “, confides Michael Gracey.
According to the filmmaker, Williams was not born a musical prodigy or genius. He’s a man like any other who just followed his dreams to get to the top. “He is neither the best singer nor the best dancer, but he managed to sell 80 million records in the world. This is where his story is incredible to tell”, he adds.
Filming for Better Man is scheduled to begin this summer. For the moment, the actor who will slip into the costume of Robbie Williams has not been revealed; enough to make some speculation on the face of the one who will lend his features to the interpreter of Angels. Who would you see in the role?
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