The film stars many British heavyweights – Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall and Joanna Lumley to name a few…
Staunton plays snooty Lady Sandra Abbott, but whilst celebrating her husband’s retirement and their marriage of forty years, she discovers that he has been having an affair, to add insult to injury the affair is with her best friend!
Finding her life upside down and not sure where to turn she takes refuge at her sister’s. Bif (her sister) played by Celia Imrie could not be more different, Bif can only be categorised as fun-loving and bohemian, living in an inner-city council estate, which couldn’t be further away from the world that Sandra is used to – but maybe that’s just what she needs – a total change in scenery.
With encouragement from Bif, Sandra joins their community dance class and the fun ensues. The trailer hints at a possible relationship with Charlie played by Timothy Spall, but we will have to watch the film to be sure…
The dance sequences in the film were choreographed by award winning artist Ashley Wallen, who has worked with many pop artists such as Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Alesha Dixon, Mariah Carey and more. You might have seen his work on The X Factor.
The screenplay was written by Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcraft and will be produced by John Sachs and Andrew Berg for Eclipse Films.
Imelda Staunton hardly needs introduction, as a star of both the screen and stage. You may have seen her in Vera Drake, Nanny McPhee or even Harry Potter.
Of course Timothy Spall has also been in Harry Potter, as well as The Kings Speech and Mr Turner.
Celia Imrie is well known for her comedy talent as showcased in Dinnerladies, Calendar Girls and Bridget Jones.
Joanna Lumley is loved for her role as Patsy Stone in Ab Fab, but is also known for Pink Panthers, The Wolf of Wall Street and Bond.Tweet