Following his monumental win for Best Actor at this year’s Golden Globes ceremony, Taron Egerton has reportedly snagged his next starring role. According to Daily Mail, the Rocketman star will appear in a film focusing on the highly-contested legal battle between several parties for the distribution rights to Tetris.
The film, appropriately titled Tetris, will be directed by Jon S. Baird (Babylon). Additionally, Egerton will reunite with his Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn, who is on-board to produce.
Per the initial report, Egerton will play Henk Rogers. The Dutch-born video game entrepreneur spent much of his life in the video game field and is best known for producing Japan’s first major turn-based, role-playing video game The Black Onyx. Following a post-Cold War battle for the IP, Rogers secured the right to distribute Tetris on video game consoles. The businessman eventually went on to form The Tetris Company, which licenses the Tetris trademark and formed groundbreaking deals with Nintendo.
The semi-biopic will reportedly follow Rogers as he goes head-to-head with a Soviet computer programming agency over Tetris. Moreover, software companies controlled by the late Robert Maxwell get involved later-on as well. Ultimately, Rogers was able to gain legal control for the distribution rights for himself and the game’s creator Alexey Pajitnov.
Following the critical and commercial success of Rocketman and the Kingsman franchise, Egerton seems to be in his prime. Next, the actor will lend his voice talents in the sequel to Sing. Egerton currently stars as Rian in the Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Furthermore, Full Circle exclusively reported the actor was in talks to play Seymour in the upcoming Little Shop of Horrors remake.
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