Directed and co-written by Australian filmmaker Michael Gracey (The Greatest Showman), the movie will look into the experiences that formed UK pop star Williams, each on and off stage. As we first reported earlier this 12 months, Williams can be portrayed by a CGI monkey within the movie.
The large-scale characteristic will movie at Docklands Studios Melbourne, Victoria, and can embrace an estimated 14 native Heads of Departments, 80 visible results practitioners, 220 crew and a couple of,700 extras and casuals.
Williams mentioned: “I’m so excited I am making this movie in Victoria with my friend Michael Gracey.”
Pic can be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Roadshow Films in a deal inked with Rocket Science which pre-sold the movie broadly earlier this 12 months.
Joel Pearlman, Roadshow Films CEO mentioned: “Better Man is shaping up to be become a major theatrical event and we couldn’t be more excited that it will shoot in Melbourne, which is also the hometown of director Michael Gracey. We are beyond excited to be distributing Better Man in Australia and New Zealand”.
Director Michael Gracey mentioned Melbourne was the right place to make the movie: “To tell Robbie William’s beautiful, distinct story, back home, in my own city, is a dream come true. There is a creative energy that burns across the Melbourne film industry, and I know this movie will thrive here with the support of the Australian Government’s Producer Offset and Film Victoria’s incentive program.”
Williams is well-known from his time as a cheeky teenager in boy band sensation Take That, however the singer hit stride as a solo artist, with 11 out of 12 of his studio albums charting primary within the UK. His excursions proceed to be a giant draw and he made the Guinness Book of Records for promoting 1.6 million tickets for a tour in a day.