Biopic about late fundraiser Captain Tom Moore officially in the pipeline
The fundraising legend passed away in 2021
A biopic about the late Captain Sir Tom Moore is officially in the pipeline.
The army veteran inspired the nation in 2020 when he raised more than 30 million for NHS charities after setting out to walk 100 lengths of his garden amid the coronavirus pandemic, at the age of 99.
He passed away in 2021 aged 100 after testing positive for COVID.
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There has long been talk of a film, and Screen Daily has now revealed some details.
It said the biopic, which doesn't have a title yet, will draw on his childhood, military career and what he did to raise money for charity.
The biopic has been penned by Finding Your Feet writers Nick Moorcroft and Meg Leonard, who said they were inspired by the fundraiser’s motto: "Tomorrow will be a good day."
"We cannot wait for audiences to get to know the side of the man and his story that they have never seen or heard before," they added.
Richard Loncraine - who directed films including Finding Your Feet, Wimbledon and Richard III - will be at the helm of the movie.
Yorkshire-born Moore won the hearts of the nation with his efforts during the pandemic, and the former British Army officer ended up being knighted by the Queen.
When he passed away the late monarch was among those who sent their condolences.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said at the time: “The Queen is sending a private message of condolence to the family of Captain Sir Tom Moore. Her Majesty very much enjoyed meeting Cpt Sir Tom and his family at Windsor last year.
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“Her thoughts, and those of the Royal Family, are with them, recognising the inspiration he provided for the whole nation and others across the world.”
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