Ruth Wilson, Cush Jumbo, and Rosamund Pike in talks for Take That musical film

Ruth Wilson, Cush Jumbo, and Rosamund Pike have been rumoured for new Take That musical film, Greatest Days.

Greatest Days is a screen adaption of West End musical The Band which played the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2018 as part of a UK tour.

Deadline reports that Ruth Wilson, Cush Jumbo and Rosamund Pike are in negotiations to star in the film

Coky Giedroyc will direct the big screen adaption which will be penned by Tim Firth who wrote the book of the stage show. Casting will be by Jina Jay with choreography from Drew McOnie.

The musical is based on the songs of Take That – but is not about the group itself.

The story follows five young girls who are fans of a fictional boy band in the 1990s before jumping 25 years forward to follow them as adults.

It features Take That’s hit songs including Patience, Back For Good, A Million Love Songs, Shine, Relight My Fire and Could It Be Magic with the film also tipped to feature a new original track.

Take That said: “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.”

Picture credit: Flickr/Alistair Dinwoodie.

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