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‘Mamma Mia’ Sequel Gets Release Date, Director at Universal
By Justin Kroll Universal is officially moving along on a sequel to the 2008 hit Mamma Mia, with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel scribe Ol Parker writing and directing the new movie.
The studio also dated the film, titled Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! , for July 20, 2018. Playtone Pictures, which produced the first pic, is back on for the sequel. Universal has been bouncing around ideas for years on how to proceed with the box office smash. Sources say that one angle could focus on Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, and Pierce Brosnan characters years before the original takes place. The first film is based on the iconic musical about a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular ’70s group Abba. The sequel will feature Abba songs not featured in the 2008 movie, “along with some reprised favorites,” according to the studio’s announcement.
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