Ashley Banjo says Diversity are working on movie 'like Mission Impossible or Fast & Furious'

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Diversity plan to take their dance talent to the big screen with a major movie. (Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Diversity plan to take their dance talent to the big screen with a major movie. (Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Ashley Banjo says he and the rest of Diversity are trying to make a movie happen, with spectacle to rival some of Hollywood's biggest action franchises.

Banjo has recently tried his hand at directing, creating a short film called The Recovery for YouTube to promote nutrition brand Grenade.

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He now has his sights set on taking his dance troupe to the big screen, with an adventure deserving of packed multiplexes and enormous sound systems.

The 32-year-old frontman of the Britain's Got Talent winners told the Sunday Mirror the group is "creating a genuine blockbuster release", aiming for a cinema run.

Watch: Diversity's Black Lives Matter performance wins a Bafta

He added: "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.”

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Banjo said he is in talks with "experienced" movie world figures in order to put forward an extravaganza that counters the less than stellar perception of recent dance-focused films.

He added: "Dance films always have cheesy, predictable scripts, but dance in a cinematic form has never been used in the way we present it."

Ashley Banjo (right) and his brother Jordan have plans to take Diversity to Hollywood. (Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Ashley Banjo (right) and his brother Jordan have plans to take Diversity to Hollywood. (Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

Diversity have never been afraid of pushing their work beyond dance and into socially conscious messaging, most notably with their Black Lives Matter-themed performance on Britain's Got Talent in 2020.

The routine, which referenced the murder of George Floyd, received more than 25,000 complaints to broadcast regulator Ofcom.

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Banjo has since revealed he had to introduce extra security measures to protect himself and his family in the wake of the abuse he received following the dance.

The performance ultimately won the Bafta for "Must-See Moment" this year — the only award voted for by the public.

Watch: Diversity's controversial Black Lives Matter performance

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