Doctor Who: casting call for film of Tom Baker's life
The Letter, about the early life of Tom Baker, is heading for production soon. Here are some details...
Comfortably one of the funniest autobiographies we've ever had the pleasure is Tom Baker's Who On Earth Is Tom Baker?, which we talked about in the Den Of Geek Book Club (which is a thing), right here.
Now, however, news has reached us, via The Digital Fix, that there's a one-off drama heading to our screens that tells the story of Tom Baker's early life. A casting call for a project called The Letter has appeared online, with the focus on "how a chance letter to the BBC when working as a builder's labourer lead to him becoming the most iconic Doctor Who".
The following roles, lists the casting call, are all required for a single day of filming. Given that contracts are on a "deferred profit share" basis and that "each person will be paid 1% of any gross profits made from this film", it seems to be an independent production ("we are working on a next to nothing budget"). Whether it heads for big or small screen remains to be seen. Intriguingly, the role of Tom Baker has already been cast. But these haven't...
Tom Baker’s current wife
Tom’s first wife
Private nursing home doctor.
Tom’s friend and Landlord
Friend of Tom
From The National Theatre
Director of the National
BBC Head of Serials
Head of Drama
It seems as though some Doctor Who monsters will be part of the production too, and that the film will span quite a lot of Baker's life. How official all of this is remains to be seen. More details can be found at the official casting call notice here.
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