Deadline is exclusively reporting that Ruth Wilson, Cush Jumbo and Rosamund Pike are in negotiations to star in Greatest Days, the film adaptation of the the Take That inspired stage musical The Band.
The story focuses on five schoolgirls who have the night of their lives at a concert from their favourite boyband. Twenty-five years later their lives have changed in a myriad of ways as they reunite to reminisce about their past and discover their future. Inspired by the songs of Take That, the feel-good film is being developed with the support of Universal Music Group, meaning the film will include a number of songs by Take That.
Take That released a statement saying:
Greatest Days is a film dedicated to all those who have supported us throughout the years. It puts a mirror on our audience – it’s a celebration of our music but it’s literally all about the fans and their friendships. Our fans have been on a 30-year journey with us and we have an incredibly strong bond with them, so seeing that they will be represented on screen by such a strong, talented cast is incredibly exciting.
Elysian Film Group’s Danny Perkins and Kate Solomon, released a statement adding:
It is testament to the quality of the project that it is attracting such an amazing cast and we’re delighted to be working with Sierra/Affinity to share the film with the international community at the virtual Cannes market. Take That is one of the world’s biggest musical acts whose music resonates with millions of people worldwide and we’re so fortunate to be working with them. Greatest Days is a joyous screen spectacle which will bring audiences together in the future.
The film is being directed by Coky Giedroyc, written by Tim Firth and choreographed by Drew McOnie. Danny Perkins and Kate Solomon will serve as producers on the project under their Elysian Film Group banner, alongside Damian Jones via DJ Films. Take That, David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers will executive produce.
Sierra/Affinity will be handling international sales at the Cannes virtual market.