Hombres G, one of the most successful pop and rock bands in Spain during the 1980s, will once again make an appearance in the cinema with a musical film titled I’m going to have a good time (yes, just like the group’s song), under the Sony Pictures International label.
Variety exclusively reveals that I’m going to have a good time is directed by the filmmaker David Serrano de la Peña (Football days, 2003), who also co-writes the script with the also actress Cypriot Light (Luis Miguel, the series). Serrano has experience in musical productions, as he has directed the works Today I can not get up, the Mecano musical, and the Spanish version of Billy elliot.
Production is the responsibility of the producer Enrique López Lavigne (The impossible) and his company El Estudio. On the genesis of the story, David Serrano told Variety:
“Enrique [López Lavigne] and I have been discussing the idea of doing a musical together for several years, ”said Serrano. “We both have a deep love for the genre and when Enrique asked me to do a musical again, I put the two pieces together: we are going to do a musical with children where he would tell a story about the things I experienced at that age.” “And if this was to be a movie about my 12-year-old days, the songs had to be, almost exclusively, by Hombres G”.
Producer Enrique López Lavigne also revealed that the story is based on a cassette with songs by Hombres G and that it is not only a musical, but a family comedy and a romantic melodrama.
What is it about?
The story begins in September 1989, when the children David and Layla become inseparable thanks to their obsession with G-Men. As they sing and dance to the songs of the popular band, David tries to take their relationship one step further with Layla, but does not it works. 25 years later, in September 2021, Layla has become a prominent Oscar-winning film director, but David has not done very well. Layla is back in her hometown, where they will spend a week together and try to recapture the fun and magic of their youth. “The movie follows two timelines connecting David and Layla across 25 years, from the first kiss, the first song, and the first dance. The script caught my eye and since I read it – and with the participation and support of my teenage heroes, the G-Men – we didn’t stop until we made it happen. It’s a dream come true, “he added.
“The movie follows two timelines connecting David and Layla across 25 years, from the first kiss, the first song, and the first dance. The script caught my attention and since I read it – and with the participation and support of my teenage heroes, the G-Men – we didn’t stop until we made it happen. It’s a dream come true, ”said López Lavigne.
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The three-time Goya winner, Raul Arevalo (Pain and glory), plays the grown-up David, while actor Izan Fernández makes his big screen debut as young David. They also act Isabel Aerenlund (Ungovernable; The house of flowers), Isabel Pera, Michel Herráiz and Karla Souza (How to Get Away with Murder).
The musical film is scheduled to premiere in Spanish cinemas sometime in 2022. While for audiences in the United States and Latin America, I’m going to have a good time can be enjoyed via streaming via Amazon Prime Video.
G-men and the movies
The Spanish group starred in the film Give me back my girl (1987), directed by Manuel Summers, father of the leader of the band, David Summers. They also appeared as the stars of the film Let your hair down (1988), also directed by Manuel Summers.
Cover photo: Variety/ Jorge Alvariño.
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