The NHS Choir have signed deal to turn their Christmas Number 1 story into a film

The film will document their journey to beating Justin Bieber to the festive top spot.

The NHS Choir that beat Justin Bieber to last year's Official Christmas Number 1 have signed a deal to turn their story into a film. 

The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir beat the Canadian star to the top spot after he urged his 72 million Twitter followers to "do the right thing" buy their charity single A Bridge Over You.

British producer Julia Verdin, whose credits include The Merchant Of Venice starring Al Pacino and 2 Jacks which featured Sienna Miller, has secured rights to the story. 

Choir co-ordinator and children’s physiotherapist Caroline Smith said: "We are thrilled that the world will now get to see our incredible story. People will see the massive power achieved when everyone comes together."

Watch The NHS Choir celebrate their Christmas Number 1 with below:

Julia added: "I believe people will love watching this remarkable and uplifting story which has already touched the hearts of millions in the UK."

The movie will feature the individual back stories of the 32 choir members and the work they do, documenting their journey to get their song to the top of the charts.

Earlier this year united the choir with Justin to present each other with their Official Number 1 awards; for A Bridge Over You for the NHS Choir and Justin's trio of chart-toppers, What Do You Mean, Sorry and Love Yourself. Watch what happened below: 

Last month the choir signed to the same record company as Justin and their debut album, Something Inside So Strong, will be released on June 3.

Royalties will be paid to the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust and will be used to provide services that "enhance patient experience or staff working lives".

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