Take That are looking to bring their hit musical ‘The Band’ to the big screen. News reaches us this morning via band member Gary Barlow who says that a Take That film is a possibility as he and fellow TT stars are in negotiations with movie companies to adapt the hit show, which is set to play in London’s West End this coming Christmas.
Take That film planned – adapted from the hit musical ‘The Band’
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Barlow said: “It’s definitely going to be made and could start shooting as early as next year.”
“We don’t know who will be the director as yet, but we’re working on a deal now. It’s really exciting but we appreciate there are a few hurdles to overcome first.”
“Brad Pitt is playing me, obviously.”
According to the official website for the musical, which is now touring the UK, ‘The Band’ is set in 1992 and five 16 year old girls for who ‘the band’ is everything. The girls, who were once inseparable. reunite after 25 years apart and try once more to fulfill their dream of meeting the boyband whose music became the soundtrack to their lives.
The show features the spectacular music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time, whose songs include Never Forget, Back for Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine & Rule the World.
The band announced the London residency at the Theatre Royal Haymarket by performing a medley of their songs on the iconic venue’s roof.
Barlow added that they hope to emulate the success of the hugely successful Abba musical, Mamma Mia! for the Take That film. The Abba musical was transferred to the big screen nearly ten years ago. A sequel is due this summer. “Mamma Mia! took the essence of what the theatre show was about and put it on the big screen,” he said.
“And look at the success of La La Land and The Greatest Showman, musical movies are really popular now.”
More news on the potential Take That film as we get it.