Tetris: Taron Egerton to Play Video Game Designer in New Biopic | IGN

Taron Egerton is set to lead the cast of Tetris, a new biopic coming from director Jon S. Baird and producer Matthew Vaughn.

Deadline reports that all of the pieces have started to fall into place for the upcoming Tetris movie, which is set to chronicle the complicated history of the legal battle that ensued over the intellectual property rights for the popular puzzle game in the late ’80s. Egerton will portray Dutch video game designer Henk Rogers, who played a pivotal part in the dispute over the franchise’s copyright.

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With the project starting to move forward, more and more details have started to drop online. The latest news brings word of Apple boarding the Tetris biopic, which is being produced and financed by Matthew Vaughn’s Marv Films, together with Leonard Blavatnik’s AI Film. Unigram’s Gregor Cameron is also involved as a producer alongside Gillian Berry.

Director Jon S. Baird is said to be finalizing the rest of the cast for the video game-inspired movie, as he is reportedly gearing up to start production in Scotland at the beginning of December. There are several major players in the story that are yet to be cast, including Russian software engineer Alexey Pajitnov and British businessmen Robert and Kevin Maxwell.

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Egerton seems to be a good starting point though, as he has now become well-versed in portraying real-life figures on the big screen. Most notably, he played the titular character in 2016’s Eddie the Eagle, followed by singer-songwriter Elton John in the 2019 musical Rocketman. IGN praised his part in Rocketman for contributing to “a compelling, exhilarating and heartbreaking journey.”

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Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.
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