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Andrew Garfield to play Richard Branson in £25million series about the tycoon’s life

From Spider-Man to Virgin Man… Andrew Garfield to play Richard Branson in £25million series about the tycoon’s life

  • Garfield, 38, will star as the billionaire businessman in the six-part present Hot Air
  • Series relies on the book Dirty Tricks by investigative reporter Martyn Gregory
  • It was about how Branson launched Virgin Atlantic in 184 with only one aircraft 

Spider-man star Andrew Garfield is to painting Sir Richard Branson in a brand new £25 million series about the Virgin tycoon’s life.

Oscar-nominated Garfield, 38, who was born in California however introduced up in Epsom, Surrey, will star as the billionaire businessman in the six-part present Hot Air, to be produced by Universal Studios.

The series relies on the book Dirty Tricks by investigative reporter Martyn Gregory and tells the story about how Branson launched Virgin Atlantic in 1984 with one leased aeroplane.

Spider-man star Andrew Garfield (pictured) is to painting Sir Richard Branson in a brand new £25 million series about the Virgin tycoon’s life

By 1990, as Virgin Atlantic grew, British Airways allegedly launched a unclean methods marketing campaign prompting Branson to sue his rivals, a case that was settled earlier than it went to court docket. The billionaire acquired £3.5 million from BA after it was revealed some BA staff had allegedly impersonated Virgin staff to attempt to lure passengers away.

Branson offered a 49 per cent stake in his airline to Singapore Airlines in 1999 for £600 million.

Garfield was nominated for an Oscar for final year’s movie Tick, Tick . . . Boom!. He is finest recognized for enjoying the superhero in three blockbusters together with final year’s Spider-Man: No Way Home.

He lately introduced he was taking day without work from appearing to concentrate on his personal life, saying he wanted to ‘recalibrate’ his life.

Oscar-nominated Garfield, 38, who was born in California but brought up in Epsom, Surrey, will star as the billionaire businessman Branson (pictured) in the six-part show Hot Air, to be produced by Universal Studios

Oscar-nominated Garfield, 38, who was born in California however introduced up in Epsom, Surrey, will star as the billionaire businessman Branson (pictured) in the six-part present Hot Air, to be produced by Universal Studios

‘I’m actually completely satisfied and excited to be very quiet and nonetheless and take a while to simply be,’ he mentioned.

‘It feels very important right now, especially after a lot of output, a lot of being out in the world, and giving a lot of energy to things that I’m very passionate about, however I’ve to form of refill the nicely.’

He has not dominated out enjoying Spider-Man once more, a job which has helped enhance his fortune to £22 million, in accordance to some reviews.

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