The Fully Monty is coming back to theaters, after 25 years, with a blast. The series is a sequel to the 1997 British comedy-drama movie of the same name. The Fully Monty follows the life of a group of unemployed steelworkers in the industrial area of Sheffield and their bizarre plans to earn money. The movie was directed by Peter Cattaneo.
The Full Monty combines humor and drama but also tackles issues like unemployment, masculinity, and identity. The movie challenges the societal pressure faced by men to perform gender roles that are traditional to men. It offers the characters of the show to step out of their comfort zone and go full monty (completely nude).
The movie topped the box office for thirteen weeks in the United Kingdom and became the highest-grossing British film of all time. The Full Monty went on to get 4 Academy Awards nominations (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score, and Best Original Screenplay). In 1997, the film won the BAFTA Award for best film. The movie earned a total of $ 194 million worldwide.
When will The Full Monty be released?
The Fully Monty is set to air on June 14th, 2023. The first season is 8 episodes long.
How to watch The Full Monty?
The original film revolves around the story of Gaz who is struggling to make ends meet after being recently laid off from work. He comes up with a bold plan to earn money by putting up a one-night-only strip show along with the help of Dave Lomper (his best friend), Guy, and Horse. As the show goes on the characters try to navigate through a plethora of challenges such as insecurities, body image issues, and personal problems.
Who is starring in The Fully Monty?
The cast from the original movie are all said to be back for the series (almost all of them). Robert Carlyle who plays Gary ‘Gaz’ Schofield is back in the iconic role. Other actors from the original movie that are said to return are
- Mark Addy as Dave
- Tom Wilkinson as Gerald
- Paul Barber as Horse
- Hugo Speer as Guy
- Lesley Sharp as Jean
- Steven Huison as Lomper
- Wim Snape as Nathan
Along with these stars, Tupele Dorgu, Talitha Wing, Aiden Cook, and Phillip Rhys Chaudhary are also to make an appearance in the series.