Tetris (film)

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Directed byJon S. Baird
Screenplay byNoah Pink
Produced by
StarringTaron Egerton
Toby Jones
CinematographyAlwin H. Küchler
Edited byMartin Walsh
Music byLorne Balfe
Distributed byApple Studios
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Tetris is an upcoming biographical film directed by Jon S. Baird for Apple Studios and will be released on Apple TV+ by March 2023.


The true story of the high-stakes legal battle to secure the intellectual property rights to Tetris.



In July 2020, it was reported that a biopic was being made about the making of Tetris, which will delve into the legal battles that took place during the Cold War over ownership of the game, with Jon S. Baird directing and Taron Egerton cast to portray the game publisher Henk Rogers.[1] Egerton confirmed this report in an August interview, explaining that the film would mirror a tone similar to The Social Network.[2] In November, Apple TV+ acquired the film.[3]

Filming began in Glasgow in December 2020, including Glasgow Prestwick Airport on the Ayrshire coast.[4] In February 2021, filming took place in Aberdeen at locations including the University of Aberdeen's Zoology Building, which was used as the headquarters of Soviet firm Elorg.[5] Production then returned to Glasgow for a few days, before wrapping in early March 2021.[6][7] Reshoots took place in 2022, and said the film's release was planned for later in the year.[8] Baird has confirmed the film's release for March 2023.[9]


  1. ^ Jennings, Collier (23 July 2020). "Tetris Movie Casts Taron Egerton as Its Lead". Comic Book Resources.
  2. ^ Dean, Jonathan (24 August 2020). "Taron Egerton: 'The Tetris film is more Social Network than Lego Movie!'". British GQ.
  3. ^ Grater, Tom (19 November 2020). "Apple Boards Taron Egerton-Starring 'Tetris' From 'Stan & Ollie' Director Jon S. Baird, 'Rocketman' Producer Matthew Vaughn". Deadline Hollywood.
  4. ^ Williams, Craig (4 December 2020). "Tetris movie begins filming in Glasgow starring Rocketman's Taron Egerton". GlasgowLive.
  5. ^ Cameron, Ewan (20 February 2021). "Hollywood movie Tetris starts filming in Aberdeen with star Taron Egerton". Evening Express. Archived from the original on 1 January 2022. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  6. ^ "'I couldn't be prouder': Taron Egerton updates fans on Tetris film shot in Glasgow". Glasgow Times. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  7. ^ Jon S. Baird [@jonsbaird] (3 March 2021). "That's a wrap on Tetris. It's been emotional 🎬🎥🥂🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🙏#Tetrismovie" / Twitter" (Tweet). Retrieved 6 March 2021 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Taron Egerton, 28 June 2022, retrieved 4 August 2022
  9. ^ "Episode 17: Mind The Gap [Explicit]". 14 November 2022 – via open.spotify.com.

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