A decade since the musical “Mamma Mia” The Movie hit theatres all around the world, Universal is now singing “Gimme! Gimme!” for a sequel.
Titled “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again”, Variety announced that the musical sequel is slated to be released on 20th July 2018. It’ll be exciting to be reintroduced to a soundtrack of ABBA tunes not featured in the first movie.
The original “Mamma Mia” cast which consist of Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, and Christine Baranski, will all return. Producers Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman are also re-teaming for the 2nd instalment.
Located on the Greek island of Kalokairi, the first film follows Donna (played by Meryl Streep), an independent, single mum, who is a small hotel owner. To celebrate her daughter’s wedding, she invites her besties – the no-nonsense Rosie and multi-divorcee Tanya.
Unbeknownst to her, Sophie, the bride-to-be, secretly invites 3 men (played by Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, and Stellan Skarsgård) to her wedding in hopes of finding out which one is her father.
Sources say that the project will be a sequel-prequel hybrid, featuring scenes that are happening in both the present day and via flashbacks. One of the angle may focus on Donna and her former lovers during the yesteryears.
The returning cast will play the modern scenes while new actors will be the younger version of themselves, each giving us ABBA nostalgia.