Robbie Williams biopic ‘Better Man’ to shoot in Victoria

Better Man will begin filming at Docklands Studios in early 2022 with Greatest Showman director Michael Gracey at the helm.
Robbie Williams

The federal and Victorian governments have today confirmed that Victoria will host the shooting of the Robbie Williams biopic Better Man, which will begin filming at Docklands Studios in early 2022 and employ thousands of Victorian creatives.

The film will be directed and co-written by Victorian filmmaker Michael Gracey, best known for his energetic blockbuster musical starring Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman (2017) and for producing Elton John biopic Rocketman (2019). Better Man promises to ‘offer an introspective look into the experiences that shaped Williams, both on and off stage,’ and will star the flamboyant and headline-attracting singer and actor as himself with his own songs re-interpreted and recontextualised in the film.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk