Christina Hendricks is attached to star in Jonathan Lynn-directed female buddy movie The Hurricanes, about three very different women who reunite to resurrect their once chart-topping 80s girl band.
Metro International is shopping Annalisa D’Innella’s script at the AFM, with shoot slated to get underway in February 2015.
Producers are Annalise Davis (The Railway Man) and Rajita Shah with Golden Globe-winning music producer Jimmy Harry also on board.
Additional casting is underway.
Additional finance comes from Belgian co-producers Entre Chien Et Loup (Filth), Creative England and Cutting Edge Group (The King’s Speech).
The script was selected at the Toronto Film Festival as one of 15 projects in the Finance Forum and was one of 10 UK projects with development support from MEDIA in 2012/13.
The script follows Kim Ayers, who twenty years earlier was the perkiest member of a hit 80s girl-band, The Hurricanes. Today, she works as a children’s entertainer and struggles to raise her daughter alone. But things seem set to change when an iconic Hurricanes tune is sampled by top rapper MC Freak and shoots straight to number one.
Kim tracks down Freak but soon discovers that a dodgy contract proves he owes her nothing. Nonetheless, struck by her fighting spirit, he offers her a lifeline. He will let her perform with him, but there’s a catch. He wants all three of the ‘The Hurricanes’.
So Kim must locate estranged band-mates Nicky Bliss, last seen in rehab and Alex Moon, now an angry feminist poet, and persuade them to resurrect their once chart topping band.