‘Rocketman’ and ‘Kingsman’ star, Taron Egerton, is set to take on the leading role in a film surrounding the legal battles behind the video game ‘Tetris’.
Centred on the video game entrepreneur Henk Rogers, the project will be based in the 80s’ and follow Roger’s dispute with a Soviety computer programming agency and software companies controlled by late media mogul Robert Maxwell and his son Kevin. Following a series of rows, he managed to secure the intellectual property rights to the blockbuster Nintendo Game Boy game for himself and its creator Alexey Pajitnov.
Titled ‘Tetris, the ‘Stan and Ollie’ helmer Jon S. Baird will direct. Leonard Blavatnik and Matthew Vaughn are set to produce.
Filming is hoping to kick off in September.
Egerton is still reported to be attached to a remake of ‘A Little Shop of Horrors’ in the role of Seymour Krelborn. Egerton would be joined by Scarlett Johansson who is set to be Audrey Fulquard. Billy Porter is also said to be a potential to voice the killer plant, Audrey II.
Egerton is coming off a high after playing Elton John in Dexter Fletcher’s biographical musical ‘Rocketman’. His upcoming projects include returning to voice the character of Johnny in ‘Sing 2’.