The 100-year-old veteran who raised over £33 million for NHS Charities Together is getting the biopic remedy. Captain Sir Tom Moore the film is being fast-tracked for manufacturing subsequent yr. According to Variety, Fred Films and Powder Keg Pictures received a bidding struggle for the life rights to the World War II hero.
Commenting on the announcement, Moore mentioned: “I don’t know of any 100-year-old actors, but I’m sure Michael Caine or Anthony Hopkins could do a wonderful job if they were prepared to age up!”
Well it seems to be just like the film would possibly begin loads earlier within the centenarian’s life as Benedict Cumberbatch leads the bookies’ favourites to play a younger Captain Tom.
The Doctor Strange star is 2-1 for the position in line with Coral Bookmakers.
While rumoured subsequent James Bond Tom Hardy is correct behind on 3-1.
He added: “We are privileged that Tom and his family have entrusted us to tell their story.”
Moore initially supposed to boost £1000 by strolling 100 laps of his backyard earlier than his 100th birthday.
But throughout lockdown his tenacity caught the hearts of the nation as he turned an emblem of the Blitz spirit amid the pandemic.
After elevating tens of hundreds of thousands for charity, Captain Tom was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle in a personal ceremony.
Moore additionally changing into the oldest individual to document a UK No 1 single with You’ll Never Walk Alone.
During World War II he served in India and the Burma marketing campaign and later turned an teacher in armoured warfare/
After the struggle, he turned managing director of a concrete firm, whereas additionally being an avid motorcycle racer.
A launch date for the film is TBC, but when it’s shot subsequent yr then 2022 appears a probable candidate.