Greatest Days: Meet the cast of Take That musical as trailer released
A movie based on the music of Gary Barlow and co is heading our way
With musical films proving to be box office hits, British pop act Take That are the latest band to throw their hat into the ring with jukebox musical Greatest Days.
Due for release in June, the film — which is executive produced by Take That band members Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald — features a comedy cast that promises to take viewers on a nostalgic tale of friendship and adulthood. Along the way, the film’s protagonists will have their journey soundtracked by familiar Take That hits.
Based on the musical stage show The Band which premiered at Manchester Opera House back in 2017, this feature film adaptation looks set to cash in on previous music-based hits like Danny Boyle’s Beatles story Yesterday and the popular Mamma Mia franchise.
With its summer release date looming, here’s everything we know about Greatest Days so far.
Greatest Days release date
Greatest Days will be released across cinemas in the UK and Ireland on Friday, 16 June, with Take That set to perform at its London premiere on Thursday, 15 June.
In the meantime, fans can catch a performance from Take That as part of King Charles III’s Coronation concert on Sunday, 8 May.
Greatest Days plot and soundtrack
Much like the stage show upon which it’s based, Greatest Days follows four teenage friends who embark on what becomes a monumental night in their young lives after seeing their favourite boy band live in concert.
After making memories that last a lifetime, the story then shoots ahead 25 years, reintroducing us to these four pals at very different points in their lives.
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With each juggling a variety of different issues, the quartet come back together to watch one more live show from their favourite boy band while reliving their youth and attempting to fix old friendships that have become frayed over time.
Throughout both legs of this restorative journey, our four on-screen friends have their adventures soundtracked by a variety of Take That hits, including Pray, Everything Changes, Back for Good, Could It Be Magic, A Million Love Songs, Never Forget, Shine, Patience, Rule the World and Greatest Day.
The original stage show The Band was a huge hit following its 2017 debut, going on to tour extensively throughout the UK and beyond. Executive producers Barlow, Owen and Donald are no doubt hoping for similar success with this big-screen adaptation.
Greatest Days cast
Greatest Days is directed by Coky Giedroyc, the same filmmaker who helmed 2019’s coming-of-age tale How To Build a Girl, starring Beanie Feldstein. It’s based on a script written by Calendar Girls scribe Tim Firth and produced by the three band members of Take That.
The four adult friends at the centre of the story are played by This Way Up’s Aisling Bea, Prevenge star Alice Lowe, The Outlaws actor Jayde Adams and Amaka Okafor of The Responder.
Marc Wootton, Matthew McNulty, Lara McDonnell also star, with the film’s fictional boy band made up of actors Dalvin Cory, Aaron Bryan, Joshua Jung, Mark Samaras and Mervin Noronha.
Greatest Days trailer
A full trailer for Greatest Days was released on Thursday, 20 April and is packed to with nostalgic moments that are sure to entice fans of Take That’s musical back catalogue. Watch it below.
Greatest Days will be released on Friday, 16 June.