Robbie Williams biopic will be directed by Greatest Showman's Michael Gracey

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23 Feb 2021, 13:14

Could It Be Magic for Robbie Williams fans? Absolutely, because biopic Better Man is on the way. The story of the former Take That star is coming to life and is set to be directed by The Greatest Showman's Michael Gracey.

Speaking to Deadline, Gracey said: "All Robbie’s songs will be resung, for the emotion of the moment. If in his life he’s in the depths of despair, he’s not going to sing a song as cabaret flamboyant showmanship.

"It’s going to be broken, a cappella, stripped down because that’s where he is emotionally. In moments of pure joy, you’ll get songs sung in this whirlwind of hysteria.

"As for how we represent Robbie in the film, that bit is top secret. I want to do this in a really original way. I remember going to the cinema as a kid and there were films that blew me away and made me say as I sat there in the cinema, ‘I’ve never seen this before.’ I just want the audience to have that feeling…

"It’s this fantastical story and I want to represent it in its harsh reality all the way to these moments of pure fantasy."

He describes his as an “everyman who just dreamed big and followed those dreams and they took him to an incredible place. Because of that, his is an incredibly relatable story. He’s not the best singer or dancer and yet he managed to sell 80m records worldwide.”