Bros biopic teased by Matt and Luke Goss

Tom Butler
Senior Editor
A Library photo Craig Logan and twins Matt (Centre) and Luke Goss of the Boy band "Bros" in London. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)

Pop stars Matt and Luke Goss have revealed there are plans for a film about their group Bros.

The twin brothers have found themselves back in the spotlight following the success of their fly-on-the-wall documentary After The Screaming Stops, which was a small-screen phenomenon and landed a BAFTA nomination.

They told Radio Times magazine that a biopic could now be on the cards.

Asked if a film was a possibility, Matt said: "We have been approached, so I guess the answer's yes.

"The documentary was just the tip of the iceberg."

However, actor Luke said if the film does come about he would not want to play himself. He said: "You know why I love acting?

"Because I can pretend to be someone else. How do you pretend to be yourself?

"So, no, I'd stay well away from that."

Matt Goss and Luke Goss at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards (Photo by Gary Mitchell/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Formed in 1986, the original line up of Bros comprised of Matt and Luke Goss, and their friend Craig Logan. Their big breakthrough came in 1987 with the release of their second single, ‘When Will I Be Famous?’ which peaked at number 2 in the UK, and number 1 in Ireland. It went Top 10 in ten other countries around the world.

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Logan quit the band in 1989 after several bouts of illness. Later that year they became the youngest band to ever play Wembley Stadium, performing for 77,000 people.

They released 3 albums and eleven singles before they split in 1992 after selling an estimated 12 million records. Matt forged a career as a solo singer, while Luke became an actor, appearing in a number of Hollywood films including Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

Their break up and its fallout was covered in the hit 2018 documentary After The Screaming Stops, which also charted their 2017 comeback gigs at the O2.

The documentary, which debuted at the London Film Festival, was praised for its unflinching look at the brothers’ tempestuous relationship.

The brothers will be back on TV on 19 July, presenting A Night in With Bros, where they will be curating an entire evening of programming inspired by their childhood, their musical influences and long careers in and out of the spotlight.

Matt Goss says: “Throughout our long careers, we have been inspired by so many musical influences, and we’re so excited to take a walk down memory lane and share some of our most favourite moments that have led us to this point. There are going to be quite a few surprises and we can’t wait to share this special evening on BBC Four with our fans.”

Luke Goss says: “As we prepare for our Irish and UK shows, we wanted to come together to create a whole evening of entertainment with friends and special guests. We wanted to show some of the music, film and TV that we grew up watching and create moments of nostalgia. Our documentary After The Screaming Stops has been supported from day one by BBC Four and they have been a joy to work with, so it was an honour being asked to create an entire night of entertainment. This night on BBC Four is a way of saying a big thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way.”

It’s a shame a biopic didn’t happen sooner as it would have been the perfect casting for acting twin Harry and Luke Treadway (below), but at 34, they’re now probably too old to play the Goss brothers in their peak.

Harry Treadaway (L) and Luke Treadaway attend the National Youth Theatre's 'A Shepherd's Delight' fundraising dinner on December 3, 2012. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

This week's Radio Times is out on Tuesday.

A Night in With Bros will be on BBC Four from 10pm until late on 19 July.