Take That movie musical 'Greatest Days': Trailer, cast, plot, soundtrack and more revealed
30 May 2023, 14:06 | Updated: 30 May 2023, 14:15
The trailer for Take That's new movie 'Greatest Day' has landed
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Here we bring you all you need to know about the film's trailer, soundtrack, plot, soundtrack and more:
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When will 'Greatest Days' be released?
Take That's musical Greatest Days will be released across cinemas in the UK and Ireland on Friday, June 16, 2023.
It's also been revealed that the boys will be performing live at the incredibly special London premiere of the film on Thursday 15th June.
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The not-to-be-missed live performance will be showcased at cinemas nationwide alongside the premiere previews on the same night, so fans can see Take That play their music ahead of the screening.
Take That also performed a few weeks earlier at King Charles III's Coronation Concert on May 8.
What is the plot of 'Greatest Days'?
Like the stage production, the movie follows four former schoolgirls who had their lives changed at a concert by their favourite boyband, and then reunite 25 years later to reminisce on their memories.
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Filmed in the UK and based on location in Greece, the film follows the girls on a nostalgic tale of friendship and negotiating adulthood.
Tim Firth wrote the musical, which began touring in 2017, and told the Daily Mail about the story: "A tragedy happens, then we jump forward 25 years to see the women those girls became and they realise they were fools to have been apart for so long.
"It’s about friendship and the power of the songs they loved. The band and the bits are secondary; it’s about the fans who loved them."
Speaking about the film,Take That said: “Greatest Days is a film dedicated to all those who have supported us throughout the years.
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"It puts a mirror on our audience – it’s a celebration of our music but it’s literally all about the fans and their friendships.
“Our fans have been on a 30-year journey with us and we have an incredibly strong bond with them, so seeing that they will be represented on screen by such a strong, talented cast is incredibly exciting.”
Who will star in the film version of Take That's Greatest Days?
It was previously reported that Cush Jumbo, Ruth Wilson and Rosamund Pike were in talks to feature in the film.
However, this is no longer the case.
Aisling Bea leads the cast as nurse Rachel, with Lara McDonnell playing her younger self.
Alice Lowe and Eliza Dobson play older and younger versions of Heather, Amaka Okafor and Nandi Sawyers-Hudson play Zoe, Jayde Adams and Carragon Guest play Claire, and Jessie Mae Alonzo plays Debbie.
Marc Wootton completes the main cast, as Rachel's boyfriend Jeff.
The boys in the band are being played by newcomers Aaron Bryan, Dalvin Cory, Joshua Jung, Mark Samaras and Mervin Noronha.
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Former Bake Off host Mel Giedroyc’s sister Coky Giedroyc has directed the film, with Take That executive producing alongside David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers.
Which songs will appear in Take That's Greatest Days?
See the full list of known songs below:
- 'Everything Changes'
- 'Back For Good'
- 'Could It Be Magic'
- 'A Million Love Songs'
- 'Never Forget
- 'Rule The World'
- 'Greatest Day'
Watch the trailer for 'Greatest Days' below:
Greatest Days - Official Trailer 2023
Is Greatest Days still a stage musical?
Yes! As well as the film, the stage musical is still touring the UK. Previously called The Band, it has now been renamed Greatest Days like the film.
In August 2022, it was announced that a special adaptation of Greatest Days would be performed exclusively onboard the new P&O Cruises Ship Arvia. The show premiered in January 2023.
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In September 2022, it was announced that the musical would tour the UK and Ireland in 2023. The tour premiered at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, in May 2023 and will tour until 2024.
The tour stars Kym Marsh in the lead role of Rachel, with her real-life daughter Emilie Cunliffe playing the younger version of her character.
Regan Gascoigne - Paul Gascoigne's son and former winner of Dancing on Ice - plays one of the boyband members.