Rosamund Pike, Cush Jumbo, and Ruth Wilson are being lined up to star in Greatest Days, a movie inspired by the music of chart-topping British boyband Take That.
According to Deadline, the three actresses are “in negotiations” to star in the feel-good film, which is an adaptation of the British stage musical The Band.
The story centers on five women who reconnect with one another 25 years after they had “the night of their life” at a ’90s Take That concert. Coky Giedroyc, who directed this year’s comedy movie How to Build a Girl, is set to direct from a script by Calendar Girls writer Tim Firth.
Take That – originally a five-piece group comprising Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams – are best known in the U.S. for their 1995 hit “Back for Good.” At home in the U.K., they’ve racked up 12 Number One hits over the years and remain a huge touring act – currently as a trio featuring Barlow, Donald, and Owen.
Take That told Deadline: “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.”
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