Biopics inspired by our favorite music stars have been ruling Hollywood for quite some time, and we just keep getting more and more. Robbie Williams is the latest star to get a biopic treatment, in the upcoming movie Better Man.
This coming-of-age tale will be helmed by The Greatest Showman director Michael Gracey. He believes that Williams’ relatability separates him from musical prodigies such as Freddie Mercury and Elton John, and that’s why this biopic won’t be just another Bohemian Rhapsody or Rocketman.
“Unlike some people who were born prodigies or musical geniuses and you follow the narrative of the world catching up to their brilliance, this isn’t that story. Robbie is that Everyman, who just dreamed big and followed those dreams and they took him to an incredible place,” Gracey told Deadline.
Robbie Williams’ rise to prominence started during the 90s when he was a member of the popular British boy band Take That. He achieved an even bigger success as a solo performer, with eleven of his twelve albums hitting no. 1 in the UK, and producing many hit singles along the way.
Production of the film is slated to begin this summer.