Monday, December 13, 2021
Fred Astaire’s Will Allegedly Contains Clause That Will Prevent Tom Holland From Portraying Him In New Film
Although Tom Holland has confirmed that he agreed to take on the role of portraying Fred Astaire, rumors have emerge that cast doubt on whether Astaire's family will give their blessing.
While Astaire was was alive, he spoke out against the idea of himself being portrayed in a film by someone else. At one point Astaire told reporters, "[h]owever, much they offer me - and offers come in all the time - I shall not sell."
Apparently, Astaire even claimed to have placed a clause in his will specifying his wish, stating "It is there because I have no particular desire to have my life misinterpreted, which it would be."
Although the rumor has not been confirmed, it has continued to circulate since Holland revealed that the script for the film portraying Astaire's life "came in weeks ago."
See Hannah Smith, Fred Astaire’s Will Allegedly Contains Clause That Will Prevent Tom Holland From Portraying Him In New Film, Unilad (U.K.), December 7, 2021.
Special thanks to Laura Galvan (Attorney, San Antonio, Texas) for bringing this article to my attention.