The Royles Head For Hollywood

Hit TV show set for Silver Screen

by Willow Green |
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Britain's very own 'show about nothing' (the sell of the late lamented Seinfeld) is destined for transferral to the silver screen. According to yesterday's Observer,** The Royle Family** is to make the journey from tiny Brit show to massive hit movie - if everything goes to plan. A feature version is currently being written by TRF's stars and writers **Caroline Aherne **and Craig Cash, who play the petulant Denise and her pub DJ husband Dave. A Grenada TV spokesman explained, "A US film has been mooted. Whether that will be very American in style, it is too early to say."

Speculation is already rife as to who would play the characters, although it's a difficult stretch to imagine anyone other than the present cast attempting to recreate a working-class Mancunian sitting room. But one (unnamed) critic gave his thoughts to the paper. "Grandma would be Liz Taylor. Jim would be Mike McShane. Barb could be Susan Sarandon. I suppose Denise would be Madonna. Dave could only be Mike Myers. And, in our nightmares, Antony would be Leonardo DiCaprio."

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