The Full Monty is ready to return to the Disney + series with original cast

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The Full Monty tells the story of a group of unemployed former steel workers from Sheffield who decide to become male strippers to make money – and the light-hearted comedy was a huge hit when it was released in 1997. A quarter of a century after the film’s release, its original cast, including Robert Carlyle, reunites to star in a new eight-part Disney + series having the same name. It started filming in Sheffield and Manchester today.

The UK Original series will premiere on Disney + globally, Star + in Latin America and Hulu in the US and will also reunite the original film’s Oscar-winning screenwriter, Simon Beaufoy, and producer, Uberto Pasolini.

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The original film achieved great commercial success and was the highest grossing film in the UK until it was sold out by Titanic. It went on to take £ 154 million in the UK box office and $ 258 million (£ 197 million) in the US and cleaned up at film awards – received nominations for four Oscars, won for best original musical or comedy and best film Bafta.

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What’s the new story?

According to the synopsis, the series will follow the original group of friends as they navigate post-industrial Sheffield, crumbling health, education and employment systems. It is expected to follow the theme of the original film by exploring a “brighter, dumber and more humane way forward, where joint action triumphs over adversity”, while introducing the children and grandchildren of the recurring characters.

Beaufoy, the film’s writer and executive producer, said: “We are thrilled to have all of Monty Men back together – now with a chaotic entourage of children, grandchildren, pets and various hangers-on – to see life in Sheffield 25 years later.”

When will it be sent?

The release date has not been announced, but the series is part of Disney + to create 60 local productions by 2024, so it should be released within two years

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