Tom Holland has confirmed he is set to play Fred Astaire in an upcoming biopic.
The actor, 25, confirmed the news to reporters on Sunday at a London screening of his new movie Spider-Man: No Way Home, which is hitting theaters later this month. He said: 'Oh I am playing Fred Astaire, yeah. The script came in a week ago. I haven't read it yet. They haven't given it to me.'
It was first reported last month that Tom had scooped the role, when the news was reported in a GQ profile, which proclaimed that Tom was the 'superhero of the year.'
There is much to cover in a biopic of Hollywood legend Astaire, who enjoyed a career spanning 76 years and a raft of box-office hits, many of them with his most famous dance partner Ginger Rogers.
Confirmed: Tom Holland has confirmed he is set to play Fred Astaire in an upcoming biopic
Tom explained that he knows Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal, 'has the script,' adding: 'She FaceTimed me earlier. I was in the bath' He added that they had, 'a lovely FaceTime, but I will be playing Fred Astaire'.
Sony Pictures confirmed to Variety that the Fred Astaire biopic is in 'very early stages' of development. No writer or director has been confirmed for the Fred Astaire biopic, nor has the film's title at this time.
Astaire enjoyed a career spanning 76 years and a raft of box-office hits, many of them with his most famous dance partner Ginger Rogers. The son of a brewer from Nebraska, Fred was performing with his sister Adele from the age of five, before he headed to Hollywood in 1932 and formed one of Tinseltown’s great partnerships – Fred and Ginger.