Defunct American boy band New Kids On The Block are reteaming to tell their incredible story of rags to riches on film.

The HANGIN' TOUGH hitmakers enjoyed huge success in the late '80s and early '90s but faded into obscurity when their teen fans outgrew them.

But resilient star Joey McIntyre is determined to preserve their history and has even managed to convince hard man former bandmate Donnie Wahlberg to play himself in the upcoming project.

Reports suggest that American star Freddie Prinze Jr will take on the role of heart-throb singer Jordan Knight but whether bandmates JON KNIGHT and DANNY WOOD will participate remains unknown.

04/07/2003 02:28