This piece of casting information has long-been rumoured, and it's now finally been confirmed by the young actor.

Tom Holland confirms that he will play Fred Astaire in an upcoming biopic film from Sony.

The all-singing all-dancing actor, famed for films such as 'Top Hat', 'Midas Run', 'Funny Face', 'The Towering Inferno' and 'On The Beach', passed away in 1987 after a film and TV career which spanned 76 years.

Holland verified the casting news to AP Entertainment over the weekend in London while he was busy promoting his third solo outing as the web-slinger in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'.

He said: "The script came in a week ago. I haven’t read it yet. They haven’t given it to me. I will be playing Fred Astaire."

Before securing his role as Peter Parker in the MCU, Holland was well-known in the London theatre circuit. He began his acting career in the title role of Billy Elliot in the musical in the West End from 2008 to 2010 - so he certainly knows a step or two, which will come in handy for his role as Astaire. He also did a stellar mash-up on 'Lip Sync Battle' to Rihanna's 'Umbrella' and Gene Kelly's 'Singin' In The Rain', which lives in our heads rent free.

Interestingly though, Tom Holland and his Fred Astaire biopic isn't the only one currently in the pipeline; as always in Hollywood, when it rains, it pours.

Jamie Bell (who also starred as Billy Elliot in the movie version) will play Astaire in Amazon Studio's upcoming 'Fred & Ginger'. The film will also see Margaret Qualley star as Ginger Rogers, who was Astiare's frequent dancing partner.

Holland made an appearance on 'The Graham Norton Show' this past weekend alongside his 'No Way Home' co-star and girlfriend, Zendaya. Catch 'Spider-Man': No Way Home' in cinemas on December 15.