'Mamma Mia' Sequel in the Works

20 May, 2017, 10:21 | Author: Benny Bass
  • Money, Money, Money! Universal Greenlights Mamma Mia! Sequel Along With A Release Date

Universal has announced that it is officially moving forward on a sequel to the film version of the Broadway mega-hit Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! The Movie was released in 2008 and sang its way to becoming the highest-grossing movie musical of all time, raking in more than $600 million worldwide at the box office.

Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, will write and direct the sequel. According to Universal's announcement, the sequel will include songs "not featured in the 2008 movie", as well as "some reprised favorites".

The musical about a bride-to-be searching for her real father told to the hit songs of the '70s music group ABBA debuted on Broadway in 2001 and ran for nearly 14 years. The soundtrack of the movie has been certified platinum in over 20 countries. The original movie, based on the hit stage musical, starred Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, and Christine Baranski. Littlestar's Judy Craymer and Playtone's Gary Goetzman, who produced the original, will reteam for the sequel. Also returning are lyrical and music supervisors Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeu, acting as executive producers as well. Of course, they will bring back the old ones, too.

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