Coronation Street’s Bruce Jones Joins The Full Monty Reboot
Coronation Street star Bruce Jones will join the cast of The full Monty Reboot of Disney Plus.
Bruce played Coronation Street favorite Les Battersby from 1997 to 2007, and also starred as Reg in the 1997 original The full Monty film.
He made the exciting announcement that he had started filming the new series on his Twitter page, saying, “Really happy to be doing my first scenes today in the new 8 part #thefullmonty series for #SimonBeaufoy and @disneyplus looking forward to the weeks to come. #fullmontyseries.
Really excited to do my first scenes today in the new 8 episode #thefullmonty series for #SimonBeaufoy and @disneyplus looking forward to the weeks to come. #fullmontyseriesApril 18, 2022
The full Monty The reboot arrived twenty-five years after the award-winning comedy film and will follow the original characters as they navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield and the crumbling health, education and employment sectors. .
The series, which is also written by the same screenwriters as the original film, will explore the brightest and dumbest path where joint effort can still triumph over adversity.
For the eight-part Disney Plus series, the stars of the original 1997 format will reprise their roles as unemployed steelworkers who form a male strip act to earn money. The cast will include Robert Carlyle as Gaz, Mark Addy as Dave, Lesley Sharp as Jean, Hugo Speer as Guy, and Paul Barber as Cheval.
Steve Huison as Lomper, Wim Snape as Nathan, and Tom Wilkinson as Gerald, along with an all-new cast of returning characters’ children and grandchildren, also return.
After the announcement of the series, Simon Beaufoy, the creator, screenwriter and executive producer of The full Monty said: “We are delighted to bring all the Monty Men together again – now with a chaotic entourage of children, grandchildren, pets and matching hangers to see what life is like in Sheffield twenty- five years later.”
The original movie The full Monty is available to stream on Disney+ in the UK.
There is currently no confirmed release date for The full Monty Disney+ series.