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Robbie Williams “Finally Cracked America” ​​With His Better Man Biopic

Robbie Williams “Finally Cracked America” ​​With His Biopic Better Man, Directed By The Greatest Showman’s Michael Gracey

Robbie Williams could finally get his big break in America when Michael Gracey, director of The Greatest Showman, directs a biopic documenting his life.

Dubbed Better Man, the film follows the singer, 48,’s rise to fame and the demons he battled both on and off stage.

And sources say Hollywood is excited about the film, having captured the lives of other singers in movies like Elton John’s Rocketman and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

Exciting: Robbie Williams could finally get his big break in America as The Greatest Showman director Michael Gracey is set to direct a biopic documenting his life (pictured in 2020)

Insiders believe it could help Robbie crack America after struggling to cross the pond – despite success in Europe when he first went solo after leaving Take That.

A source told The Mirror: “Early signs are that it could really break through to US audiences, not least because of the pedigree of the people sitting there.

“Film executives believe the script – essentially a gripping story about an outsider catapulted to stardom – will really resonate with people, even those in America who may not know much about Robbie himself.”

His life in pictures: The film, dubbed Better Man, follows the singer, 48,'s rise to fame and the demons he battled both on and off the stage (pictured at the BRITs in 1999).

His life in pictures: The film, dubbed Better Man, follows the singer, 48,’s rise to fame and the demons he battled both on and off the stage (pictured at the BRITs in 1999).

MailOnline has reached out to Robbie’s rep for comment.

Directed and co-written by Victorian filmmaker Michael, the film offers an introspective look at the experiences that shaped the English entertainer both on and off the stage.

In December, it was announced that producers would begin filming at Melbourne’s Docklands Studios in early 2022.

“Telling the beautiful, distinctive story of Robbie Williams at home in my own town is a dream come true,” Gracey said in a statement.

“There is a creative energy burning in the Melbourne film industry and I know this film will thrive here.”

Career: Robbie rose to fame as a teenager as a member of Take That and found greater success when he went solo in 1996

Career: Robbie rose to fame as a teenager as a member of Take That and found greater success when he went solo in 1996

Michael said the film will not be like Rocketman or Bohemian Rhapsody, which are about musical prodigies the world needs to catch up with.

He described Robbie as an “everyman” who has an “incredibly relatable story” about following your dreams.

Robbie rose to fame as a teenager as a member of Take That and found greater success when he went solo in 1996.

Michael confirmed that Robbie’s music will be re-recorded for the film and the producers will be looking for a studio to buy the film at the forthcoming European Film Market event.

Something to watch: The Greatest Showman musical, directed by Michael, was an international hit when it was released in 2017 and starred Hugh Jackman (pictured).

Something to watch: The Greatest Showman musical, directed by Michael, was an international hit when it was released in 2017 and starred Hugh Jackman (pictured).

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