How can you resist a new look at Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again?
The sequel to the 2008 movie musical has officially wrapped filming, as announced by star Lily James (Disney’s Cinderella) in a behind-the-scenes video. If you enjoy seeing the likes of Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and Dominic Cooper palling around on the idyllic set, then there’s an added bonus: the first trailer is dropping Thursday.
Based on the hit Broadway musical and featuring songs of ABBA, the first Mamma Mia! starred Seyfried as Sophie, a bride-to-be who secretly invites three men (played by Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, and Stellan Skarsgård) to her wedding in the hopes of learning which of them is her real father.
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Streep played Sophie’s mother, Donna, and James plays a younger version of the character in the sequel. “Of course I want to know more about Donna,” Seyfried told EW. “She’s effervescent and inspired and amazing and has such a spirit. Meryl brought such light to this character and then you see Lily playing Donna, and it’s seamless. The movie’s better than the original because there’s a depth to it that only comes from time.”
Here We Go Again, written and directed by Ol Parker (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), also touts a reunion between Streep and her Silkwood costar, Cher. Though, we’ll have to wait — perhaps for the official trailer release — to see her in character.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is scheduled for release on July 20, 2018.