Take That movie musical unveils all-star cast for Greatest Days film

Susannah Alexander
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From Digital Spy

Take That's big movie musical has taken another step forward as the cast begins to take shape – and if these first few names are anything to go by, there's going to be some serious talent in this film.

His Dark Materials' Ruth Wilson, Deadwater Fell star Cush Jumbo and Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike are all in negotiations to star in Greatest Days, a film adaptation of Take That's 2017 stage musical The Band.

Alongside His Dark Materials, Wilson is known for her roles in Luther, The Affair and Mrs Wilson, while Jumbo has also had major roles in The Good Wife and The Good Fight.

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Pike was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Gone Girl, and she has also starred in An Education and Made in Dagenham.

Greatest Days is described as "a feel-good universal story of love and friendship" and will introduce us to five schoolgirls who have the night of their lives at a concert by their favourite boyband.

The synopsis continues: "25 years later their lives have changed in a myriad of ways as they reunite to reminisce about their past and discover their future."

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Inspired by the songs of Take That, the film will feature some of the group's biggest and most popular hits, including 'A Million Love Songs', 'Relight My Fire', 'Could It Be Magic', 'Back For Good' and 'Patience'.

The group is also in talks to write a new original song for the movie, so we could be getting some brand new music from the band soon too.

Speaking about the film, Take That said in a statement: "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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The film is set to be directed by How to Build a Girl director Coky Giedroyc and is written by Calendar Girls and Kinky Boots scribe Tim Firth, who also wrote The Band. Take That will be executive producers, alongside David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers.

With Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald recently virtually reuniting for a special performance of some of their greatest hits for charity, it's a good time to be a Take That fan.

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