Take That’s Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen cut dapper figures at Cannes film festival

The members of Take That cut dapper figures at the Greatest Days photo call during Cannes film festival on Wednesday.

The trio comprising of Gary Barlow, 51, Howard Donald, 54, and Mark Owen, 50, posed in their summery suits at the event to promote the film which will tell the story of their band’s rise to fame.

But a notable former member Robbie Williams, 48, was missing from the line up – after in 2014 both Robbie and Jason Orange decided to leave the group after it reformed. 

Handsome: The members of Take That cut dapper figures at the Greatest Days photo call during Cannes film festival on Wednesday (L-R: Howard Donald, Gary Barlow and Mark Owen)

Gary looked typically suave in a cream suit and white chinos as he smiled for the cameras in the sunshine.  

Beside him Howard looked ruggedly handsome in a bright white jacket and clashing red trousers as he held his sunglasses and sported a grey beard.  

Meanwhile Owen showed off his quirky sense of style in a pink silk patterned blouse and light blue blazer. 

Here he is: Gary looked typically suave in a cream suit and white chinos as he smiled for the cameras in the sunshine

The man: He looked as handsome as ever

Here he is: Gary looked typically suave in a cream suit and white chinos as he smiled for the cameras in the sunshine

Looking good: The trio comprising of Gary Barlow, 51, Howard Donald, 54, and Mark Owen, 50, posed in their summery suits at the event to promote the film which will tell the story of their band's rise to fame

Looking good: The trio comprising of Gary Barlow, 51, Howard Donald, 54, and Mark Owen, 50, posed in their summery suits at the event to promote the film which will tell the story of their band’s rise to fame

Stylish: Meanwhile Owen showed off his quirky sense of style in a pink silk patterned blouse and light blue blazer

Shades: He wore groovy white sunglasses

Stylish: Meanwhile Owen showed off his quirky sense of style in a pink silk patterned blouse and light blue blazer

Interesting: But a notable former member Robbie Williams, 48, was missing from the line up - after in 2014 both Robbie and Jason Orange decided to leave the group after it reformed

Interesting: But a notable former member Robbie Williams, 48, was missing from the line up – after in 2014 both Robbie and Jason Orange decided to leave the group after it reformed

The film follows a young boyband inspired by, (but not the same) as the real-life pop group and compromises newcomers Aaron Bryan, Dalvin Cory, Joshua Jung, Mark Samaras and Mervin Noronha. 

Based on the stage musical The Band, the film will reportedly feature music from Take That and has a buy-in from the group and Universal Music.

According to Deadline, the film follows five best friends who have the night of their lives at a concert by their favourite boy band.

25 years later, they reunite and reminisce about their younger days. 

Bright: Howard looked ruggedly handsome in a bright white jacket and clashing red trousers as he held his sunglasses and sported a grey beard

Bright: Howard looked ruggedly handsome in a bright white jacket and clashing red trousers as he held his sunglasses and sported a grey beard

Exciting: Gary recently said that 2022 will be a 'planning year' for the group - with 2023 a 'big year' with potential new music and a tour

Exciting: Gary recently said that 2022 will be a ‘planning year’ for the group – with 2023 a ‘big year’ with potential new music and a tour

Nice: The film follows a young boyband inspired by, (but not the same) as the real-life pop group

Stepping out: Mark wore a stylish outfit

Nice: The film follows a young boyband inspired by, (but not the same) as the real-life pop group

Yay! Based on the stage musical The Band, the film will reportedly feature music from Take That and has a buy-in from the group and Universal Music

Yay! Based on the stage musical The Band, the film will reportedly feature music from Take That and has a buy-in from the group and Universal Music

Plot: According to Deadline , the film follows five best friends who have the night of their lives at a concert by their favourite boy band

Plot: According to Deadline , the film follows five best friends who have the night of their lives at a concert by their favourite boy band

In a statement, Take That said: ‘This is a really exciting time for us! We’re really looking forward to working with such a talented and creative team on the film and we’re absolutely delighted to have such a brilliant cast on board!’

Star Aisling Bea added: ‘After two years of a pandemic, I am ready to Relight My Fire and get singing and dancing in this feel-good joy fest of a movie. I have long waited for Take That to know who I am. 

‘I’ve played the long game, but I feel like I am now so close. My dream is for them to ask me to sing the Lulu solo on stage, so I hope they read this quote and take THAT into consideration.’

The film is being sold worldwide by Bron Releasing, CAA Media Finance – and Elysian Film Group will release the film in the UK in 2023. 

Coky Giedroyc (How to Build a Girl) is directing the big screen adaptation and Tim Firth (Calendar Girls) will be screenwriting. 

Happy: In a statement, Take That said: 'This is a really exciting time for us! We're really looking forward to working with such a talented and creative team on the film'

Happy: In a statement, Take That said: ‘This is a really exciting time for us! We’re really looking forward to working with such a talented and creative team on the film’

return: It comes after Gary revealed Take That will reunite in 2022 - but without former member Jason who left in 2014

return: It comes after Gary revealed Take That will reunite in 2022 – but without former member Jason who left in 2014

It comes after Gary revealed Take That will reunite in 2022 – but without former member Jason who left in 2014.

Speaking to The Sun, Patience hitmaker Gary revealed he was ‘desperate’ to return to the chart-topping outfit.

He said: ‘By the time Christmas comes, it will be the end of a big chapter for me. I’ll have toured two albums and it’ll be the end of this solo chapter for me and I’ll be getting ready for the next wave of Take That.’ 

Thrilled: Speaking to The Sun, Patience hitmaker Gary revealed he was 'desperate' to return to the chart-topping outfit

Thrilled: Speaking to The Sun, Patience hitmaker Gary revealed he was ‘desperate’ to return to the chart-topping outfit

The group last performed together in 2019 on their Odyssey: Greatest Hits Live tour, with Gary adding: ‘It’s been a while since 2019. I’m ready to get back to my day job now. That’s my thing, being in the group.’ 

Gary said that 2022 will be a ‘planning year’ for the group – with 2023 a ‘big year’ with potential new music and a tour.

‘We’ll have a nice planning year in 2022. I don’t think we’ll release anything or tour but the following year, 2023, will be a big year for Take That.’

Take That formed in 1989 and went on to achieve 12 number one singles on the UK Singles Chart along with eight number one albums and are currently the most successful boy band in UK chart history.

Wow: Take That formed in 1989 and went on to achieve 12 number one singles on the UK Singles Chart along with eight number one albums and are currently the most successful boy band in UK chart history

Wow: Take That formed in 1989 and went on to achieve 12 number one singles on the UK Singles Chart along with eight number one albums and are currently the most successful boy band in UK chart history

Historic: The original line-up featured Robbie who left the band in 1995 and forged a phenomenally successful solo career. The group disbanded a year later

Historic: The original line-up featured Robbie who left the band in 1995 and forged a phenomenally successful solo career. The group disbanded a year later

The original line-up featured Robbie who left the band in 1995 and forged a phenomenally successful solo career. The group disbanded a year later.

In 2006 the band – minus Robbie- reunited and enjoyed great success once more.

Robbie returned to the band in 2010 for new album Progress but stepped down once in 2014.

Greatest Days will be released in 2023.  

The past: The group last performed together in 2019 on their Odyssey: Greatest Hits Live tour

The past: The group last performed together in 2019 on their Odyssey: Greatest Hits Live tour

Change: Robbie returned to the band in 2010 for new album Progress but stepped down once in 2014

Change: Robbie returned to the band in 2010 for new album Progress but stepped down once in 2014

Upcoming film: Greatest Days will be released in 2023

Upcoming film: Greatest Days will be released in 2023

Smart look: Gary teamed his cream jacket and white trousers with contrasting brown suede shoes

Smart look: Gary teamed his cream jacket and white trousers with contrasting brown suede shoes

Stroll: They took a walk along the sea front in Cannes as they made their way to the photocall

Stroll: They took a walk along the sea front in Cannes as they made their way to the photocall

In great spirits: The band looked in spectacular form as they all posed together

In great spirits: The band looked in spectacular form as they all posed together 

All smiles: Mark looked in great spirits as he stepped out in the sunshine on Wednesday for the photocall

All smiles: Mark looked in great spirits as he stepped out in the sunshine on Wednesday for the photocall 

Dapper: Howard looked great in his white jacket as he confidently strolled around Cannes

Dapper: Howard looked great in his white jacket as he confidently strolled around Cannes 

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