A FILM starring Hollywood A-listers Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette that was shot in Ilkley and Haworth is to be screened in Bradford.

Called Miss You Already, the movie was filmed in the district last autumn. Miss Barrymore, who shot to fame as a child star in ET, and Australian actress Miss Collette were spotted on Ilkley Moor, where one of the film's key scenes was shot.

Filming also took place in Haworth, where Miss Barrymore was photographed standing next to a Bradford bus. The actress stayed at Ilkley's Cow and Calf hotel.

Bradford's City of Film team secured permission for filming on the moor, but a request for a trailer for Hollywood A-lister Miss Barrymore proved problematic.

"There was a lot of filming in the district at that time - we had DCI Banks, Black Work and a Bollywood film all shooting at various locations," said City of Film director David Wilson.

"The weather suddenly turned and it rained heavily so the Miss You Already production company needed a trailer for Drew Barrymore. The businesses we normally use were all busy with the other productions, so we had this big budget film on our patch and no trailer!

"I turned to a farmer who had provided sheep on Ilkley Moor for the filming and thankfully he provided a caravan.

"It's a classic example of how local businesses can benefit from being part of the supply chain of filming, and how vital it is that we have a database of businesses we can use at short notice."

Mr Wilson said another request came for road signs for Ilkley and Haworth, which had to be hastily installed on the road to Ilkley's Cow and Calf rocks, then taken down as soon as filming had ended.

Stand-in doubles for the actresses were provided by Ilkley-based Agency Oakroyd.

Described by director Catherine Hardwicke as “a story of two best friends on a wild emotional journey together,” Miss You Already is about two women whose lifelong friendship is tested when one is diagnosed with breast cancer and the other struggles to have a baby.

The cast also includes Dominic Cooper and Paddy Considine and singer Paloma Faith has recorded the soundtrack.

Miss You Already is due for release next month, and will have its UK premiere in London.  Bradford City of Film is holding a press-only screening at the National Media Museum.