James Corden has apparently been approached about reprising his part in the 1990s blockbuster hit comedy Fat Friends.
The ITV show followed the lives of a group of slimming club members and also included Gavin and Stacey co-star Ruth Jones.
Following the popularity of the concept years ago, it has now been announced that the much-loved drama will return as a film with its original cast.
According to reports, James, 45, has already been invited to reprise his part in the future film adaptation.
According to sources, the project will begin filming next year and will be a fitting memorial to the show’s late writer Kay Mello, who died last May at the age of 71.
A source told The Sun: ‘James and Ruth on screen again is the reunion everyone wants, albeit not Gavin and Stacey.
‘The cast were all approached about filming a movie version –– an early script has been written, and is ready to go.
‘If it gets the green light, James will reprise his role as Jamie Rymer, while Ruth will play Kelly Chadwick again.
‘The film would also be a huge tribute to Kay who helped change so many of the cast’s lives.
‘They all would love to do something to thank her for her brilliance. It’s still early days but a very exciting project.’
Gaynor Faye, who portrayed Lauren Harris in the original series, talked out about reprising her famous role and confirmed her participation.
She told Steph McGovern on her Channel 4 show Packed Lunch: ‘We’re revisiting the characters and it’s really exciting. Hopefully we’re shooting it next year.’
Before its premiere, the series was set in Leeds, and it aired for four seasons from 2000 to 2005, with great popularity.
James has already credited the event and stated that he believes it was a major spark for his later popularity.
The star reflected on his relationship with the late writer Kay and said: ‘She changed my life when she cast me.
‘She saw something in me that no one had before that point. She gave so many people their first chances.’
Source My Celebrity Life.