Robbie Williams has his eyes set on playing the gay cowboy in a film about hit ’70s band, The Village People.
The singer has offered GBP700,000 for the movie rights, provided he gets artisitic control of the project, according to press details.
Reportedly, Robbie told a friend “The Village People were icons. They defined disco and their story is amazing. It will make a great movie”.
An film industry source said “Ever since Moulin Rouge, The Guru and Chicago, every studio in Hollywood wants to do a musical, so Robbie won’t have a hard time getting this movie financed.”
“Studio executives are sold on the idea of a Village People movie.”
Robster is hoping to play the cowboy role made famous by Randy Jones, who sang on the hits “In The Navy” and “YMCA”.
Robbie added “They may be gay and I have gay tendencies so the way I see it I think I’d do a good job of making this flick. They were great entertainers too and their story deserves to be told, so I’ll tell it.”