Robbie Williams reveals he will be playing himself in upcoming biopic for one very specific reason

Publish Date
Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 1:51PM

Following the likes of Freddie Mercury and Elton John having their life's story told in feature-length films, a Robbie Williams biopic is currently in the works.

The film, Better Man, from The Greatest Showman director Michael Gracey will tell the coming-of-age story of the 'Let Me Entertain You' hitmaker - who first rose to fame aged 16 as a singer with boyband Take That and then as a solo artist.

But while it was previously unclear how the singer would appear on screen, the 48-year-old has now revealed he will be playing himself after "struggling" to find an actor who is "confident enough" to portray him.

Speaking to fans at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena, he said: "I don’t know who will play me when I am younger but I know who will play me when I am older.

"You are looking at him."

Williams also went on to admit he has an idea of who he'd like to cast as a younger version of himself, without actually revealing the mystery man.

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He added: "If I had my way, who would play me in the '90s?

"I daren’t say, just in case the person I say is not the person (who gets the part)."

We can't wait to see Robbie in action!