Andrew Garfield will star as Richard Branson in the limited series, ‘Hot Air,’ directed by David Leitch. According to Deadline, Andrew Garfield is set to portray Richard Branson in the project about the famous British entrepreneur, The series is written by Jon Croker (Paddington 2), and directed by Deadpool 2 director David Leitch.
The six-part Hot Air is based on the book “Dirty Tricks” by award-winning investigative journalist Martyn Gregory. It tells the story of billionaire Branson and the fascinating, outrageous rise of Virgin Airways.
Richard Branson launched Virgin Atlantic in 1984 with one leased airplane. By 1990, the company started to threaten British Airways’ dominance in the UK market after getting landing slots at London Heathrow Airport. In response, BA launched a “dirty tricks” campaign, with its staffers using passenger records and impersonating Virgin employees to try to gain inside information on the upstart competitor and persuade Virgin customers to switch to BA.
The series executive produced by Croker and Garfield with 87North (Leitch, Kelly McCormick, and Dan Seligmann) and UK-based Two&Two (Babak Anvari and Lucan Toh); StoryFirst (Michael Grade, Peter Gerwe, and Ivan Dunleavy). Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio group.
Garfield was recently selected for Oscar and Emmy nominations in the same year, for tick, tick… BOOM! and Under the Banner Of Heaven. he reprised his role as Spider-Man in Holland’s Spider-Man: No Way Home,