Casting News: Tom Holland Confirms He’s Playing Fred Astaire in a Big Screen Biopic

Tom Holland has confirmed he will be playing Hollywood legend Fred Astaire in an upcoming movie.
In a recent GQ profile of the Spider-Man actor, it was reported that movie producer Amy Pascal wants Holland to portray Astaire in a big screen biopic. Now the 25-year-old has seemingly made the project official. 
“Oh, I am playing Fred Astaire,” Holland told the Associated Press while promoting Spider-Man: No Way Home in London this weekend. “The script came in a week ago, I haven’t read it yet. They haven’t given it to me. I know Amy Pascal has the script. She Facetimed me earlier when I was in the bath and we had a lovely Facetime. But I will be playing Fred Astaire.”
Astaire, known for his iconic dancing partnership with Ginger Rogers, starred in more than 30 musical movies including all-time classics such as 1935's Top Hat, 1942's Holiday Inn, and 1957's Funny Face. In 1999, 12 years after his death, the American Film Institute (AFI) named Astaire the fifth greatest screen legend of Hollywood's golden age.
Holland's own dancing skills are pretty impressive: from the age of 12 to 14, he starred as a wannabe ballet dancer in the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical. More recently, he delivered a show-stopping routine to Rihanna’s ”Umbrella” on Lip Sync Battle.
You can catch him chatting about Spider-Man: No Way Home with co-star Zendaya on this week’s episode of The Graham Norton Show, which airs Friday (December 10) at 11pm EST on BBC America. 
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