The Band heads to the big screen

Stage musical The Band, based on the music of Take That, is heading to the big screen.

The project is currently in pre-production under new title, Greatest Days. The musical’s author, Tim Firth, says that the film will be about the fans and the power of songs.

Gary Barlow and Take That will act as advisers on the project and are currently in talks to write at least one new song for the film.

Casting is currently in progress with the team on the hunt for “high calibre names” to fill the roles of the band. The film is scheduled to begin shooting in the autumn.

The Band is a story for anyone who grew up with a boyband and how those songs became the soundtrack to their lives. For five 16 year old girls in 1993, the band is everything. 25 years on, we are reunited with this group of friends as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes.

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