The British army captain who raised funds for the Coronavirus will have a feature film about his life. Tom Moore, 100 years old, drew the world’s attention for his fundraising strategies.
According to the portal Varity, Fred Films and Powder Keg Pictures, from the United Kingdom, won a dispute over the life rights of the former British Army captain and hero of World War II. James Spring, from Fred, and Nick Moorcroft and Meg Leonard, from Powder Keg, will produce the film. Moorcroft and Leonard are also writing the project script. Tom Moore released his autobiography this month: Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography is the title of the literary work.
Tom Moore mentions a preference to interpret it on the big screen. “I don’t know any 100-year-old actor, but I’m sure Michael Caine or Anthony Hopkins could do a wonderful job if they were prepared to grow old!”, Said the veteran. The film is expected to be produced in 2021.
The soldier in the reserve raised 49.4 million euros for the UK’s National Health Service. The novelty at the time was given by himself in his official account of Twitter.
THANK YOU everyone you are all magnificent 👏
— Captain Tom Moore (@captaintommoore) April 30, 2020
Tribute to health professionals was the motivation
It started in early April. The captain proposed to give the stroller 100 laps to his 25 square meter garden if he collected 1000 pounds, about 1100 euros, for associations linked to the British public health service, the National Health Service. Tom Moore’s goal was to honor health professionals who were fighting the covid-19 pandemic and who had already helped him overcome cancer and a hip fracture. The veteran even recorded a version of You Never Walk Alone, which reached the first place of the British top of songs.
Following the success of fundraising and the relevance it demonstrated, the British queen Isabel II gave him the title of Sir. The ceremony was privately held in the presence of the soldier’s family and the queen at Windsor Castle.
Tom Moore, a war veteran
Moore was born and raised in Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, on April 30, 1920. “Captain Tom” , as he is known was a British Army officer was a civil engineer before enlisting. The military fought in the eighth battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment and in an armored unit designated as the 145th. Royal Armored Corps regiment during World War II. The military served in India, in the campaign of Burma and in Sumatra, after the Japanese surrender, when he became captain. For his performances in the military settings, Moore received four medals for services rendered in the conflict. After the war, he still worked as a managing director for a concrete company and was an avid motorcycle racer.