THE Full Monty stars are unrecognisable as they return for a Disney+ reboot 25 years later in first look pictures.
The Bafta award-winning movie was a huge hit when it was first released in 1997.
Now the cast – including Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy and Lesley Sharp – have reunited for an eight-part series on Disney+.
Taking place 25 years after the original British smash hit, the series will follow the same band of brothers as they navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield, and society’s crumbling healthcare, education, and employment sectors.
The comedy-drama will uncover what happened to the gang after they put their kit back on, exploring their brighter, sillier and more desperate moments.
It will also highlight how the fiercely funny world of these working-class heroes – still residing in Sheffield – has changed in the intervening decades.
But fans of the film may be shocked to see how some of the cast has changed since it was first released.
The biggest transformation of all is actor Wim Snape, who was just a child when he first played Gaz's son Nathan in the film.
Now 38, Wim has appeared in a number of dramas including Gentleman Jack and The Beaker Girls.
Considering his dad Gaz – played by Robert – was a bit of a wheeler dealer and chancer in the film, Full Monty fans might be shocked to see that Nathan has become a police officer.
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Elsewhere, Paul Barber – who plays Horse – shows off a full white beard and a good head of hair from under his flat cap as he is pictured on a mobility scooter on a main road.
The returning cast also includes Hugo Speer, Steve Huison and Tom Wilkinson.
Meanwhile new cast members joining the ensemble include Paul Clayton as Lomper’s husband, Dennis and Miles Jupp as recent divorcee and housing officer Darren, who looks up to the Monty men for advice on navigating adult life.
Talitha Wing plays Destiny, Gaz's teenage daughter, while Sophie Stanton plays Hetty, a colleague and friend of Jean, and Phillip Rhys Chaudhary joins as Dilip, Deputy Headteacher at the school.
Newcomers Dominic Sharkey and Natalie Davies appear as Destiny’s mates Cal and Tabani respectively, alongside Arnold Oceng, who plays a talented graffiti artist.
Aiden Cook stars as wise-cracking twelve-year-old “Twiglet”, while Tupele Dorgu portrays Destiny’s mother, Yaz.
Writer, Creator and Exec-Producer Simon Beaufoy said: “It has been one of the great joys of my writing career to reunite this eccentric, irrepressible family of Sheffield men and women and see how 25 years, seven Prime Ministers, and 100 broken political promises have affected their lives.”
Fellow Writer, Creator and Exec-Producer Alice Nutter added: “Entering the Monty world, where community, friends and family step in when the state has so abysmally failed, has been a great personal reminder of what is good about the world we live in.
"The series has been a pleasure and a privilege to write on.”
The Full Monty will premiere on Disney+ in the UK this June.
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