Shirtless stars of Robbie Williams’ Take That biopic Better Man enjoyed a dance party on the streets of London on Wednesday night as filming continued.
Actors and actresses put on an energetic display for another musical number while a topless man performed another scene inside a building.
Jonno Davies, who is playing a young Robbie, sported a brown CGI suit for the shots taken on Regent Street.
It was previously revealed that the movie will take a ‘fantastical’ approach to depicting Robbie’s career, and he will appear as a CGI monkey in some scenes.
The rest of the cast members playing Take That are Jake Simmance as Gary Barlow, Liam Head as Mark Owen, Jesse Hyde as Howard Donald and Chase Vollenweider as Jason Orange.
High energy: Shirtless stars of Robbie Williams’ Take That biopic Better Man danced and jumped (pictured) on the streets of London as filming continued on Wednesday night
Cheeky: In another photograph, a topless man stood acting a scene inside a building with a seemingly angry-looking co-star
They donned black and white and red and yellow bomber jackets and shorts for the scene, going shirtless underneath.
Other photographs showed the characters having a group hug and throwing a statue into the air.
Robbie confessed in January that he is nervous about ‘being in the crosshairs again’ and asserted that it is a ‘very vulnerable time’ to be in the spotlight.
Speaking on the Robbie Williams Rewind podcast , the singer said of the upcoming releases: ‘I’m both excited and nervous. I’m not nervous that it isn’t any good because what I’ve seen has blown me away.
‘The thing that I’m nervous about is being in the crosshairs again because the film’s coming out and the Netflix thing’s coming out.
‘And, I haven’t been truly economically viable to the lesser energies associated with the media for a long time, which has made my life enjoyable and made all of this possible.
‘I need these couple of things for the wind behind my sails for the third part of my life, they’re vital. But if they are a success then for however long a time, I become in the crosshairs again and it’s a very vulnerable time to be in the media right now.
‘You can get cancelled for anything, and I’m not talking about sexual, I’m just talking about anything that you say, what particular day you wake up on the wrong side of history, you are a relic from the last century where we thought and felt different things.’
Robbie asserted: ‘You are 15 seconds away from being cancelled at any moment and that doesn’t feel comfortable.’
The Angels hitmaker admitted that his ‘silliness and daftness’ was likely leave him more open to criticism.
He said: ‘Especially for somebody like me who just shoots from the hip with silliness, not shoots from the hip with opinions about how the world should be. Just jokes and laughter and daftness, so there are two ways of looking at it.
‘I’m very looking forward to it coming out and being a success because success feels great but at the same time being in those crosshairs makes me feel vulnerable.’
Robbie will star as himself in movie Better Man, which covers his incredible rise to fame from boy band heart-throb to stadium superstar.’
Production began in May 2022 on the big budget biopic – billed as ‘a musical fantasy’ – which is being made in Melbourne by Australian filmmaker Michael Gracey who directed the box-office smash The Greatest Showman.
British actor Jonno Davies, 30, best known for the Amazon Prime series Hunters, will play Robbie as a younger man.
Other members of the cast include Australian actors Kate Mulvany (The Great Gatsby), Damon Herriman (Mr InBetween), and filmmaker-actor Anthony Hayes.
It was announced in December 2021 that producers would begin filming Better Man at Docklands Studios in Melbourne in early 2022.
The production is rumoured to have cost $100million.
Directed and co-written by Victorian filmmaker Michael Gracey, the film will offer an introspective look into the experiences that shaped the English entertainer, both on and off stage.
‘To tell Robbie William’s beautiful, distinct story, back home, in my own city, is a dream come true,’ Gracey said in a statement.
‘There is a creative energy that burns across the Melbourne film industry, and I know this movie will thrive here.’
It comes after Robbie revealed that he will play himself in his biopic.
The team behind the Michael Gracey-directed flick, reportedly previously had trouble finding the perfect person to play Robbie in his younger days but an older Robbie has been found in the form of the man himself.
Dancing the night away: The whole cast put on a high energy display as they enjoyed another musical number on Regent Street
Boogying: Jonno Davies, who is playing a young Robbie, sported a brown CGI suit for the shots as he will appear as a CGI monkey in some scenes
Dance break: The whole cast put their heart and soul into a huge musical number as they enjoyed filming
Dance: The cast members strut their stuff as they dance in the street and have fun on the film set
Pose: Another Take That member donned a yellow and red bomber jacket, black shorts and trainers as they channelled the 90s look
Robbie Williams: Jonno Davies (left) plays Robbie (pictured right in 1993)
Chats: The cast stopped for a chat as they continued their work on the biopic, while a member of the production crew watched on
Running: Jonno broke into a run as he continued to sport his CGI suit for his role as Robbie in the film
Group hug: The band members all gave each other a group hug at another point during the night shoot
According to The Sun, Robbie told the crowd at the Rob Laver Arena in Melbourne at a gig to celebrate the filming of the biopic: ‘The thing is about films is that it is a wonder anything gets made.
‘Everything gets held up in a bottleneck. It is always, “This person says no and this person says yes and this person is offended and this person is not offended enough.” It is agents and lawyers.
Robbie told the audience: ‘There are sex scenes that I do not condone. I am like, ‘If they must be in there, Michael, then you put them in there.
‘He said that it is a necessity for the script that I get completely naked and I am not sure why as there is one scene where we are in a church and it does not call for it.
‘It is my life and it is what I got up to. It is not anodyne, it is not vanilla. It is drugs, the ups, the downs, the women, the sex.’
The project will follow the singer on his rise to the fame and the demons he battled both on and off the stage.
Sources say Hollywood is excited about the movie following the success of other singer’s lives captured on film such as Elton John’s Rocketman and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
Insiders believe it could help Robbie crack America, after struggling to make it big across the pond – despite success in Europe when he first went solo after leaving Take That.
A source previously told the Mirror: ‘Early indications are that it may really cut through to US audiences, not least as the people in place on it have such pedigree.
‘Movie chiefs think the script – essentially a stirring story about an underdog catapulted to fame – will really resonate with people, even those in America who may not know much about Robbie himself.’
Directed and co-written by Victorian filmmaker Michael, the film will offer an introspective look into the experiences that shaped the English entertainer, both on and off stage.
It comes after Robbie admitted that his long-running feud with Liam and Noel Gallagher left him so distraught that it contributed in his decision to leave the UK.
The singer and the Oasis stars were locked in a war of words for over two decades, with the Angels hitmaker even challenging Liam, 48, to boxing match at the Brit Awards in 2000.
Discussing their rivalry, which mainly took place in the 1990s and 2000s, Robbie told how it was ‘unbearable’ and that he remembers ‘every syllable’ of the insults thrown by the rockers.
Speaking to the Talent Takes Practice podcast, Robbie said: ‘My brand of entertainment wasn’t deemed worthy because of how I presented myself.
‘There was a culture of ‘Robbie Williams is not cool’. That was apart from the three million people who bought my albums.
‘Every time I watched TV programmes, there were people being hateful about me. That was just wrong and grotesque. It was unbearable. I just left the country.’
Robbie left the UK for a new life in Los Angeles in 2004.
Talking further on how the rivalry affected him, he continued: ‘Liam said that I should be hung, Noel said I was “the fat dancer from Take That”.
Chaos: Another part of the video shoot appeared to show the cast throwing a statue in the air and catching it
Hijinks: The characters looked mischievous as the statue flew in the air around them while they looked into the distance
Jokes: Jesse, who plays Howard, looked shocked as his cast member clutched onto the statue during the shoot
Funny: The cast clutch a statue as they make their way through the streets of central London for the film
Taking a break: Jono and Jesse take a break from filming and stand on the sidelines after a high energy dance routine
Changing: Jesse slips his jacket back on as he wraps up against the chilly temperatures during the night shoot
Smiles: Liam Head, who plays Mark Owen, sported a black and white bomber jacket and white shorts for the scenes
‘I remember every single syllable of every single thing they’ve ever said about me.’
Despite Liam having made peace with him, it appeared that Robbie still holds some bitter feelings towards his brother Noel, 53.
‘I could talk for two hours about why Noel’s s***’, he said.
He concluded: ‘Isn’t it interesting what a few words can do to your whole life? I’m not healed.’
MailOnline have contacted representatives of Liam and Noel for comment.