Aisling Bea will star in a new Take That musical film, Greatest Days.

The film is based on hit stage musical The Band, written by Calendar Girl’s Tim Firth, and follows the story of love and friendship. 

It follows five friends who are at a concert of their favourite boy band, who reunite after 25 years and reminisce about the past and look to the future. 

Take That band members Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald will serve as executive producers on the film.

Bea said: "After two years of a pandemic, I am ready to Relight My Fire and get singing and dancing in this feel-good joy fest of a movie.

“I have long waited for Take That to know who I am. I’ve played the long game, but I feel like I am now so close.

“My dream is for them to ask me to sing the Lulu solo on stage, so I hope they read this quote and take THAT into consideration.”   

Also starring in the film is Alice Lowe from Black Mirror, The Responder’s Amaka Okafor and Marc Wootton who starred as Mr Poppy in Nativity!

The band members will be played by Aaron Bryan, Dalvin Cory, Joshua Jung, Mark Samaras and Mervin Noronha.

It is unclear when the film will be released, but filming will commence in Clitheroe, Lancashire in April.