Greatest Showman director working on Robbie Williams biopic
"It’s this fantastical story, and I want to represent it in its harsh reality all the way to these moments of pure fantasy."
The Greatest Showman was one of the biggest movies of 2017, known for its amazing songs and stunning choreography.
And while it was technically a biopic about the life of P.T. Barnum, it did bend the truth to some extent.
But we can only assume that the upcoming Robbie Williams biopic, created by Greatest Showman director Michael Gracey will be a great deal more honest, and just as interesting.
The movie will feature Williams' songs, with The Guardian confirming that he will rerecord his songs for the project.
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."
Whether or not Robbie Williams himself will actually appear in the project as himself is still unclear, with Gracey saying: "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."
No release date for the picture has yet been confirmed.