Tom Holland to play Fred Astaire in biopic

Spider-Man: Far From Home actor, 21, will star in untitled biopic about the dance star, which currently has no release date Actor Tom Holland, who makes his big-screen debut as Peter Parker in Spider-Man:…

Tom Holland to play Fred Astaire in biopic

Spider-Man: Far From Home actor, 21, will star in untitled biopic about the dance star, which currently has no release date

Actor Tom Holland, who makes his big-screen debut as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Far From Home, has confirmed that he will play Fred Astaire in a forthcoming biopic.

Speaking to Magic FM, Holland said he has been working with choreographer Camilla Dallerup in the creation of the film, which is due for release in 2020 and has yet to be titled.

Though director Charles Randolph confirmed that Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made several movies together, the musical comedy musical had never been shown before. In 1978 the pair starred alongside each other in the movie An Affair to Remember, based on a tale about a couple taking part in a road trip who discover a stranger is killing people along the way.

Holland said he found it “incredible” to be making such a film while also juggling his duties as Spider-Man. “I mean, not many actors get to do that and hopefully not many actors get to do that at 21. It’s a really incredible thing and I’m just honoured to be a part of it.”

He recently praised the Bafta chairwoman Jane Lush, calling her “my favourite person on the planet.” Earlier this week she said: “It’s a complete honour to chair this incredible year and I’m overwhelmed by the brilliance we have around us.”

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