‘It’s very cool’: Ashley Banjo reveals he’s in talks with Hollywood producers to make a Diversity action movie ‘like Mission Impossible or Fast & Furious’
They shot to fame after winning Britain’s Got Talent back in 2009.
And Ashley Banjo has revealed Diversity could be set for bigger and better things as he’s in talks with Hollywood and UK producers and directors to make an action film with dancing at the heart of it.
The lead dancer and choreographer, 32, told of his grand plans for the upcoming feature film, noting that it will be ‘like Mission Impossible or Fast & Furious’.
Wow: Ashley Banjo has revealed Diversity is in talks with Hollywood and UK producers and directors to make an action film with dancing at the heart of it (pictured last month)
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror about his latest project, Ashley explained: ‘We’re creating a genuine blockbuster release – a feature film for the cinema. It has a feel like Mission Impossible or Fast & Furious.
‘Imagine a franchise like those but with dance stunts and genuine creativity at the heart of it.’
Teasing the film further, he said: ‘I can’t say who, but they’re very experienced in action movies and they know dance. It’s very cool.’
Comparison: The lead dancer and choreographer, 32, told of his grand plans for the upcoming feature film, noting that it will be ‘like Mission Impossible or Fast & Furious’
The Dancing On Ice judge went on to remark dance films are usually ‘cheesy’ with a ‘predictable script’, but insisted their film will present dance in a ‘cinematic form’ that’s never been used in such a way.
Speaking on FUBAR Radio’s Access All Areas following a phone call he had with the couple last year, Ashley coyly said: ‘I think the paths might cross at some point, I’m not sure how.
‘There’s been a couple of conversations, but, yeah. I’m hoping that our paths cross. That’s all I’m going to say. Keep it under wraps as they say.’
Ashley hit it off with the pair, joking they ‘are buddies now,’ adding: ‘We’ve got loads of like loads of common ground, things that we just both relate on.’
Co-host Bobby Norris joked their blossoming friendship could lead to some one-to-one dance lessons in the future, to which Ashley said: ‘Do you know what? I’ve heard that Harry can bust a move, so maybe. You just know he’s a party boy. You know he can get down.’
Exciting: Speaking about his latest project, Ashley explained: ‘We’re creating a genuine blockbuster release – a feature film for the cinema. It has a feel like Mission Impossible’
Ashley and the rest of Diversity were inundated with horrific abuse following Diversity’s BLM routine, which sparked over 25,000 complaints to Ofcom.
The dancer said the phone call from the royals was ‘much needed’ at the time as he was going through a ‘dark period’.
He said: ‘At the time the conversation was really needed. It was just one of many conversations I had that was like, got me through that sort of like really deep, like dark period.’
Discussing the struggles he felt at that time, Ashley said: ‘You feel like when you’re on socials that like so many people at you.
‘So every single message of positivity with people supporting made the difference between me thinking that the whole country was against Diversity to thinking that there was a majority of support.
‘That was basically down to the phone calls and the messages and the comments from the people that were there. So I’m forever grateful for them.’
Success: Ashley and Diversity won the Must See TV Moment of 2020 at this year’s BAFTA awards for their BLM performance (pictured with brother Jordan)