May 14 [12:00 EST] -- The Spice Girls have reportedly found a home for their big screen debut.
"Variety" reports that Columbia Pictures will bring "Spice -- The Movie" to American theaters at Christmastime. The Girls' feature film debut will reportedly coincide with the release of their second album.
As we reported in March, the film will be a "mockumentary" in the grand tradition of "This Is Spinal Tap" and the Beatles' "Hard Day's Night." Directing duties will be handled by Bob Spiers, who has worked on the British comedy series "Absolutely Fabulous" and "Fawlty Towers."
The film will reportedly follow the group as they prepare for a fictional concert.
The Spice Girls had been shopping the film at the Cannes Film Festival, where Sony Pictures Entertainment reportedly announced that its Columbia Picture division will be releasing the film in America.
If you can't wait for the film to debut, you can get your fix with a new import double CD titled
"Spice Girls Present the Best Girl Power Album Ever," which is in stores now. The collection compiles a 100 percent Spice Girls-Approved assortment of hits from female artists including Aretha Franklin, Tori Amos, Neneh Cherry, Salt N Pepa, and "The X-Files" Gillian Anderson.
Of course, no collection of the Spice Girls' favorite tracks would be complete without a couple of their own, and fans will find the Girls' "Wannabe" and "Who Do You Think You Are" on the double-album.