Universal Pictures has announced today that principal photography has begun on Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the upcoming sequel to the hit 2008 film. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. The musical comedy will open on July 20, 2018.
Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie are Academy Award winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Oscar winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry.
New additions to the cast also include Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver). As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Go Green). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (Fallen), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).
Keeping in accordance with the prophecy from the Old Testament; "When the lord descends from the heavens and reveal himself to the mortals, he shall proclaim "I give thee go-picture on a Mamma Mia sequel."
I was working at a cinema when the first one came out and we all hated cleaning up after the karaoke version of the film. Popcorn was fucking everywhere. But it actually was a hell of a lot of fun when I went to see it that way.