Jonno Davies to play Robbie Williams’ youthful self in his upcoming biopic
Hunters star Jonno Davies is about to play a youthful incarnation of Robbie Williams in an upcoming musical biopic in regards to the singer.
The actor, 29, who has additionally appeared in sequence comparable to Casualty and Holby Metropolis, took to Twitter to substantiate he’d be taking part in the long-lasting singer alongside a star-studded forged that included Steve Pemberton and Alison Steadman in Higher Man.
Re-posting an article confirming the movie’s forged, Jonno wrote: ‘I am taking part in Robbie Williams in his musical biopic Higher Man, alongside an unbelievable forged and the legend himself; all fantastically directed by Michael Gracey. Bloody hell.’
He is received the half! Hunters star Jonno Davies (left) is about to play a youthful incarnation of Robbie Williams in an upcoming musical biopic in regards to the singer
Higher Man, which has already begun filming in Australia, is being directed by Michael Gracey who helmed The Best Showman.
Jonno is greatest recognized for his function as Alex DeLarge within the stage manufacturing of A Clockwork Orange which toured Norway and Singapore.
He went onto revive the function at London’s Parkland Theatre in 2017, earlier than transferring to the US for its Broadway debut.
Thrilling! Jonno confirmed the information of his casting on social media
Jonno went onto star within the Olivier Award-winning manufacturing of Shakespeare in Love at London’s Noel Coward Theatre, and in 2020 starred reverse Al Pacino within the Prime Video sequence Hunters.
A Higher Man will boast a slew of UK stars together with Inside No. 9’s Steve, Gaving and Stacey star Alison, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany and Anthony Hayes.
It comes after Robbie confirmed that he may even play himself within the movie, after producers struggled to forged an actor within the coveted function.
Anticipated: Robbie (pictured in 2020) is about to play himself through the latter years of his profession for the biopic, which has already begun filming
Hunky: Jonno is greatest recognized for his function as Alex DeLarge within the stage manufacturing of A Clockwork Orange, performing in each the West Finish and Broadway runs
Based on The Sun, he informed the group on the Rob Laver Enviornment in Melbourne final week at a gig to have a good time the filming of the biopic: ‘The factor is about movies is that it’s a surprise something will get made.
‘Every part will get held up in a bottleneck. It’s all the time, “This particular person says no and this particular person says sure and this particular person is offended and this particular person just isn’t offended sufficient.” It’s brokers and attorneys.
‘I’m 97 per cent certain it can occur. I do not know who will play me when I’m youthful however I do know who will play me when I’m older. You are him.’
On looking for the right actor to play Robbie, an insider informed the Mirror in March: ‘Michael and Robbie held top-secret auditions to discover a star to play the younger Robbie just lately.
‘They didn’t meet anybody they had been assured may pull it off.
Display screen star: In 2020 he starred reverse Al Pacino within the Prime Video sequence Hunters
‘Robbie is surprised at how tough the undertaking has been to get made. And now he’s beginning to fear it’s by no means going to make it to the large display screen and he’ll look silly for hyping it up.’
Sources say Hollywood is worked up in regards to the film following the success of different singer’s lives captured on movie comparable to Elton John’s Rocketman and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
Insiders imagine it may assist Robbie crack America, after struggling to make it large throughout the pond – regardless of success in Europe when he first went solo after leaving Take That.
A supply beforehand informed the Mirror: ‘Early indications are that it might actually minimize by to US audiences, not least because the individuals in place on it have such pedigree.
‘Film chiefs suppose the script – basically a stirring story about an underdog catapulted to fame – will actually resonate with individuals, even these in America who might not know a lot about Robbie himself.’
Within the works: It comes after Robbie confirmed that he may even play himself within the movie, after producers struggled to forged an actor within the coveted function
It was introduced in December, producers would start filming at Docklands Studios in Melbourne in early 2022.
‘To inform Robbie William’s stunning, distinct story, again residence, in my very own metropolis, is a dream come true,’ Gracey mentioned in an announcement.
‘There’s a inventive vitality that burns throughout the Melbourne movie trade, and I do know this film will thrive right here.’
Michael mentioned the movie is not going to be like Rocketman or Bohemian Rhapsody, which had been about musical prodigies that the world needed to catch as much as.
He described Robbie as an ‘everyman’ who has an ‘extremely relatable story’ about following your goals.
Robbie discovered fame as a teen as a member of Take That and located wider success when he went solo in 1996.
Michael confirmed Robbie’s music can be re-recorded for the movie and producers can be searching for a studio to purchase the film on the upcoming European Movie Market occasion.
Iconic: Robbie rose to fame with Take That who fashioned in 1989 and went on to realize 12 primary singles on the UK Singles Chart together with eight primary album (pictured 1993)
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