Hollywood has caught onto a bizzare scam involving North Wales band The Alarm and Chester band The Wayriders, and will be producing a movie based on the prank they pulled last year.
Directed by Rhyl born Sara Sugarman, the film will dramatise the story of how the old fogies, The Alarm, got teenies, The Wayriders, to lip synch to a song they recorded and release it under the name 'The Poppyfields'. The song got TA back in the charts for the first time since 1989.
Movie producers were fascinated by the tale, and it is now almost certain the film will be made.
The storyline will centre on an ageing rock band which enlists the help of a new young band.
But the fictional part is that the young singer realises he is the love-child of the older singer he is imitating.
Mike Peters, who has gone on to a successful solo career since The Alarm split, is hoping he will be played by fellow Welshman Rhys Ifans.
Waysiders frontman Andy Morgan, from Chester, said: “Hollywood will put their own spin on this film, but it will show how image is all-important these days in getting a hit.”