Greatest Days, the forthcoming film adaptation of hit West End musical The Band –which is inspired by Take That’s chart-topping songs – has revealed some of its potential stars. Among them are Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, A Private War), Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Luther) and Cash Jumbo (The Good Wife, The Good Fight).
Described as “a feel-good universal story of love and friendship”, the film revolves around a group of high school friends who see their favourite boy band in concert and have the night of their lives. 25 years later, according to the synopsis, “their lives have changed in a myriad of ways as they reunite to reminisce about their past and discover their future”.
The film will feature many of Take That’s biggest hits, including ‘A Million Love Songs’, ‘Relight My Fire’, ‘Could It Be Magic’, ‘Back For Good’ and ‘Patience’. It is also reported that the band may be writing an all-new song for the film.
In an official statement, 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.”
Formed as a five-piece in 1989, the Manchester, UK band currently consists of founding members Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen. Throughout the years, the group scored 12 No.1 singles and 17 Top Five singles in the UK. In 2011, the band broke their own record of having the fastest-selling tour in the UK (beating their 2009 Circus Live Tour sales). One year later, Forbes named Take That the fifth highest-earning music artists in the world.
Most recently, the group released their Odyssey: Greatest Hits Live concert film, which captures the final night of their massive 30th Anniversary tour at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.