Tom Holland’s Fred Astaire Biopic Finds Director in Wonka’s Paul King

We have a new update on Tom Holland‘s upcoming Fred Astaire movie!

The 26-year-old actor has been tapped to star as the iconic dancer/actor in a biopic, which was revealed in December 2021.

Now, the film has found it’s director – Paul King!

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THR reports that the writer/director has signed on for the upcoming project, which is still in development and does not yet have a start date.

If you didn’t know, Paul co-wrote and directed the first two Paddington movies, and co-wrote the upcoming third. He also more recently co-wrote and is directing Timothee Chalamet‘s upcoming Wonka movie musical.

Tom will reunite with Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal on the Fred Astaire movie, which is seeing a rewrite by Lee Hall, who also penned the Billy Elliot movie and stage musical, which Tom also starred in on the West End when he was a kid.

Not much is known about the Fred Astaire biopic, but it is said to center on Fred‘s relationship with his sister Adele.

If you missed it, see what Tom has said about dusting off his tap shoes for the role.

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