Vertigo Films to release musical, including the feature debut of singer Leona Lewis, in 2014.
Principal photography has begun on Holiday! and will shoot for five weeks on location in Italy and the UK, according to Vertigo Films.
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The musical comedy centres on Maddie (Hannah Arterton) who is set to marry Raf (Giulio Berruti) after a whirlwind romance in Italy. Maddie invites her sister Taylor (Annabel Scholey) to the wedding without realising Raf is her sister’s ex-holiday fling.
The film will include 1980s songs such as the Human League’s Don’t You Want Me Baby, Madonna’s Holiday, Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and Wham’s Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.
Other cast members include Greg Wise (Sense & Sensibility), UK comedian Katy Brand and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Leona Lewis in her first film role.
Directors are Max & Dania (StreetDance). Music producer and composer is Anne Dudley (Les Misérables) and the choreographer is Litza Bixler (Cuban Fury, The World’s End).
Producers are Allan Niblo and James Richardson at Vertigo Films and Caroline Levy.
Executive producers are Rupert Preston and Nigel Williams from Vertigo Films, Stuart Ford from IM Global and Al Munteanu from Square One Entertainment.
IM Global is handling international sales.
Holiday! will be released by Vertigo Films in summer 2014.