Gary Barlow wants to bring the story of Take That to the big screen in a movie re-telling of their rise to fame.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Barlow said: "We've been offered musicals and talked about them for years but never a film. It is one of those stories ours, where if you wrote it down and gave it to someone they'd go, 'Well, it's a good story but it wouldn't come true'. It feels like 20 years of madness, but it is a good story."

When asked who would be in his dream cast, the 41-year-old singer added: "I'd definitely have James Cordon to play me - he's such a great bloke, I love him. Howard Donald always thinks he looks like Willem Dafoe, so that would be a good one. Jason Orange is a bit Brad Pitt. Who'd be Mark (Owen)? It'd be (British Tv presenters) Ant (MCPartlin) or Dec (Declan Donnelly), or you could even do both. And probably someone like Matt Damon should take on the role of Robbie Williams."

The Rule the World singer even admitted that he had a writer in mind, saying: "Someone British should definitely make it. I'm not that hot on films but I could see someone quite northern and funny coming up with it... Willy Russell, he's done plays but he's also done films. He's the sort of guy that would be great - I think we should get him to do it."