TOWIE the movie to be set in Dubai
'The Only Way is Essex' bosses are reportedly planning to film a movie version of the show in Dubai
'The Only Way Is Essex' movie will be filmed in Dubai.
Bosses on the ITV2 reality show are keen to cash in on the success of the programme with a big-screen outing and have reportedly told cast members - which include Joey Essex, Sam Faiers, Gemma Collins, James Argent and Mario Falcone - they are looking to start work in the summer, and think the United Arab Emirates will be the perfect place to set the film.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "There have been rumours of a 'TOWIE' film for a while but bosses have now finally talked to the cast about it.
"They said that while they are currently concentrating on the new series later this month, the film is something they want to do and it could even kick off as early as this summer.
"Dubai would be the perfect place as it is the current hip destination for young Essex boys and girls and it would be a great sunny location to film in."
The film - which could also see past stars of the show such as Mark Wright, Lauren Goodger and Amy Childs asked to return - will have more "structure" than the regular programme, but will still reflect their real-life stories.
A source said: "It would be more structured than the series but it would still be about the real stories of the cast and finding out what is going on in their lives."