Tom Fletcher missed out on Hollywood to shoot McFly video
McFLY’S Tom Fletcher hopes to make a real song and dance in Hollywood — especially after catching the attention of Steven Spielberg.
In an exclusive chat with Guilty Pleasures, Tom told us about his idea for a musical, which he has already discussed with the director of ET and Jaws. ‘I did a video conference call with him, it was the most nerve-racking experience of my life,’ he recalled.
‘It went really well and we had a call five minutes after to say he wants everyone to fly out to New York to meet him.’ But 32-year-old Tom had to snub one of the world’s most influential film-makers because of a video shoot with McFly that he ‘just couldn’t move’.
He sighed: ‘My sister and all the team flew out without me. I was getting text updates and was so bummed out.’
It turned out to be a case of lights, camera, but no action when Spielberg, 70, decided to pass on the project. ‘He’s not going to direct it,’ said father-of-two Tom. ‘He wanted to but it’s a complicated story. Hopefully, one day it’ll get made.’
Meanwhile, the I’ll Be Okay singer is making movie magic with animated flick The Christmasaurus, based on his children’s book. It is being brought to life by Michael Gracey, who directed the upcoming The Greatest Showman. The Christmasaurus has also been adapted for the stage and is at Eventim Apollo in London from next Thursday.
Author: Tom Stichbury