Tom Holland To Portray Fred Astaire in Upcoming Biopic

LeeAnn
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If classic movie musicals are you favorite movies, your time has come! Sony is making a biopic about legendary dancer and film star Fred Astaire with Tom Holland taking the starring role.

The 25-year-old Spider-Man star will be swapping his super-suit for a pair of dancing shoes in the Oscar-nominated producer Amy Pascal lead film. Those will be big shoes to fill though, as Astaire has been recognized as one of the greatest popular music dancer of all time.

Starring in over 30 film musicals, as well as Broadway and West End productions, Astaire’s career spanned seven-decades. However, he is most often remembered for his iconic moments with Ginger Rodgers, who starring along side him in films like Top Hat and The Gay Divorcee.

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News that Holland will be filling this role should not come as a surprise, given that he began his career in the title role of Billy Elliot the Musical on the West End. Not to mention his iconic performance of “Singin’ In The Rain”/”Umbrella” from Lip Sync Battle where he proved that his dance skills are nothing to laugh about.

While work on the film is just getting rolling, you can catch Holland in his new film Spider-Man: No Way Home in theaters December 17. Be sure to stay tuned for updates on this project as it moves forward.

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By LeeAnn
LeeAnn is children's librarian who joined Nerds and Beyond in 2020 as a way to stretch her writing skills and connect with others who have the same pop culture passions as she does. She loves music, reading (obviously), and any TV show that can grab and hold her attention. Currently some of her favorite things to nerd out over include Supernatural, Prodigal Son, Louden Swain and Percy Jackson (books, theater, or upcoming show - lets leave the movies out of it).
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