A “Mamma Mia” Sequel To Hit Next Year

Nearly ten years after the release of the first film, a sequel to the 2008 musical “Mamma Mia! The Movie” is in the works at Universal Pictures.

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” writer Ol Parker will pen the film titled “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!” which Playtone Pictures will produce.

Some of the original cast is expected to return along with some new faces. Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski and Dominic Cooper all starred in the first which grossed a whopping $609 million worldwide.

The soundtrack is expected to include several ABBA songs not featured in the first, along with some “reprised favorites”.

Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman will produce while ABBA members Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus are aboard again to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers.

Filming aims to begin production later this year ahead of a release on July 20th next year.

Source: Universal Pictures