Tetris: Taron Egerton to star in movie about the game’s controversy

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Director Jon S Baird will follow up the wonderful Stan & Ollie by diving into the hugely convoluted legal battle behind the videogame Tetris.

The story of the videogame Tetris is, bluntly, an incredible one. It’s been told in book form before, and the legal battle surrounding the film involved Russia, Robert Maxwell, Nintendo and an awful lot of money. The game’s creator, Alexey Pajitnov, was caught in the middle, not making a penny out of it as the assorted legal battles mounted.

Now, the labyrinthine story behind the game is coming to the big screen, courtesy of Filth and Stan & Ollie director Jon S Baird. He’s directing the film Tetris, which is set to go before the cameras this autumn (obviously with lots of safety measures in place).

Furthermore, Taron Egerton has been recruited to play Henk Rogers in the film. Rogers has a pivotal part in the story, and it marks the actor’s first major role since he played Elton John in Rocketman.

No word yet on a release date, but we’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

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