Gurinder Chadha, who wrote and directed the 2001 movie will also helm the stage version.
Bend it Like Beckham, the 2001 movie which launched the careers of Keira Knightley and Parminder Nagra, has become the latest film to get the musical treatment, with a stage version to open in London next year.
Bend it Like Beckham launched the career of Keira Knightley
The award winning film told the story of Jess Bharama (played by Parminder Nagra), an 18 year old Sikh girl who loves football and wants to play for the local women’s team, despite her parents objections.
Continue reading: 'Bend It Like Beckham' Musical Looks To Score In London's West End
Henry (Stevenson) is a precocious pre-teen with an aversion to homework. His parents (Horne and Hayes) try to spur him on, but he continues to annoy his teacher Miss Battleaxe (Huston) and headmistress Miss Oddbod (Front), while waging war on nemesis Margaret (Stitt). When a local private-school headmaster (Grant) plots to steal the students, Henry realises that saving his school is his only option. Now working with Margaret, his high-achieving little brother Peter (Marron) and the super-nice Miss Lovely (Nagra), they put a plan in motion.
Continue reading: Horrid Henry: The Movie Review
Henry's never meant to be horrid, but that's just what all the adults (and some children) consider him. If there are worms in someone's sandwich or if there's itching powder in your bed, you can bet Henry's the one who's done it.
Continue: Horrid Henry: The Movie Trailer
The film is almost half an hour longer than 'The Force Awakens'.
The actress will no doubt be returning for the long-running FX series.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.