Universal Pictures released the first official trailer to “Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again,” the highly-anticipated sequel set to hit theaters later this summer. Fans have been waiting over ten-years for the follow-up, the original film grossed over $600M globally and will bring back many of the same characters. Moviegoers will once again travel to the Greek island of Kalokairi, and the musical will feature all-new original music based on the songs of ABBA. Joining the original cast is Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver), Universal Pictures will open in theaters on July 20, 2018.
The musical-comedy will bring back 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, and Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Oscar winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry. Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman produced the film, the same duo that brought you the original project. Craymer also created and produced the popular stage musical, which should delight fans that saw it on stage. The sequel was written and directed by Ol Parker, the writer of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” and the story was written by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker.
Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus created the music and lyrics, they also serve as executive producers. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis and Nicky Kentish Barnes also serve as executive producers.
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 (Broadway’s Beautiful). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).
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