Aisling Bea said she’s “ready to sing and dance” as she’s cast in new film Greatest Days, featuring iconic Take That songs.
The film, based on the hit stage musical The Band, written by Calendar Girl’s Tim Firth, will be a feel-good tale of love and friendship.
It will feature some of pop group Take That’s biggest hits including Greatest Day, Patience, Back For Good, A Million Love Songs and Shine.
Band members Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald will serve as executive producers on the film.
They said: “This is a really exciting time for us.
“We are extremely excited to be working on the film with such a talented and creative team and we are absolutely delighted to have such a brilliant cast on board.”
Bea, who won a TV Bafta for her show This Way Up in 2020, was announced as part of the cast alongside Alice Lowe from Black Mirror, Amaka Okafor from The Responder and Marc Wootton, who appeared as Mr. Poppy in The Nativity!
She said: “After two years of a pandemic, I’m ready to rekindle my fire and sing and dance at this feel-good jubilee of a movie.
“I’ve waited a long time for Take That to know who I am. I played the long game but I feel like I’m so close now.
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“My dream is that they will ask me to sing the Lulu solo on stage, so I hope they will read this quote and consider THAT.”
Jayde Adams will also star in the new film, along with Lara McDonnell, Jessie Mae Alonzo, Nandi Hudson, Carragon Guest and Eliza Dobson.
The story follows five best friends who spend the night of their lives at their favorite boy band’s concert.
After 25 years, the group reunites and reminisces about their past and discovers their future.
The band members are played by Aaron Bryan, Dalvin Cory, Joshua Jung, Mark Samaras and Mervin Noronha.
Coky Giedroyc is directing and Danny Perkins is producing the theatrical adaptation, which was developed with the “full support” of Take That and Universal Music Group.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/aisling-bea-to-star-in-take-that-musical-film-41483459.html Aisling Bea stars in the music film Take That.