The 'Lightning' group - which features Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuinness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes - hit it off with executive producer Mark Wahlberg when they met him recently in Barbados and he is keen to sign up the guys for a role in the film version of the comedy-drama series about a film star and his group of friends.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "The boys got on like a house on first with Mark when they met him at Sandy Lane resort and they've kept in touch.  Mark is a big fan and wants them to star in the film in some capacity.

"The Wanted are hot right now and Mark is right to want to capitalist on that."

Speaking about the movie previously, creator Doug Ellin said: "We're going to do a movie. We're going to do it. It's a question of when and how quick. We'll sit down and come up with an idea."

Mark also agreed that a movie is the next step for the show since people say the episodes are too short.

He said: "[Viewers] want to go on a journey. 'The Hangover' to me is like 'Entourage'."

The final episode of the TV series aired last year after eight seasons.


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