Robbie Williams biopic 'Better Man' to be filmed in Melbourne early next year as the Take That singer reveals he is 'excited' about the project

A Robbie Williams biopic will be filmed in Melbourne.

The federal and Victorian governments on Friday confirmed Better Man will begin filming at Docklands Studios Melbourne in early 2022.

Directed and co-written by Victorian filmmaker Michael Gracey, the film will offer an introspective look into the experiences that shaped the English entertainer, both on and off stage.

Local production: A Robbie Williams biopic will be filmed in Melbourne. The federal and Victorian governments on Friday confirmed Better Man will begin filming at Docklands Studios Melbourne in early 2022. Pictured: Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field in July 2019 in London

Local production: A Robbie Williams biopic will be filmed in Melbourne. The federal and Victorian governments on Friday confirmed Better Man will begin filming at Docklands Studios Melbourne in early 2022. Pictured: Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field in July 2019 in London

'To tell Robbie William's beautiful, distinct story, back home, in my own city, is a dream come true,' Gracey said in a statement.

'There is a creative energy that burns across the Melbourne film industry, and I know this movie will thrive here.'

Williams will temporarily relocate to Melbourne for the film.

'I'm so excited I am making this movie in Victoria with my friend Michael Gracey,' the Take That singer, from Stoke-on-Trent, England, said.

Move: Williams will relocate to Melbourne for the film. Pictured in June 2018 in Moscow

Move: Williams will relocate to Melbourne for the film. Pictured in June 2018 in Moscow

Boyband fame: Williams (left) is pictured with the other members of Take That in 1991

Boyband fame: Williams (left) is pictured with the other members of Take That in 1991

The film is being supported by federal and state government incentive programs and is expected to inject $107 million into the state's economy and support 2200 local jobs, including 14 heads of departments, 80 visual effects practitioners and 220 crew.

More than 2,500 extras and casuals will also be involved in the film, while work will be created for some 300 local businesses and service providers.

Victorian Minister for Creative Industries Danny Pearson said the film will build on other internationally acclaimed productions in the state including Clickbait and La Brea, which saw Melbourne double as Los Angeles.

Grateful: 'I'm so excited I am making this movie in Victoria with my friend Michael Gracey,' the Take That singer, from Stoke-on-Trent, England, said. Pictured in August 2018 in London

Grateful: 'I'm so excited I am making this movie in Victoria with my friend Michael Gracey,' the Take That singer, from Stoke-on-Trent, England, said. Pictured in August 2018 in London

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Robbie Williams biopic Better Man to be filmed at Docklands Studios Melbourne

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