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Ol Parker to direct 'Mamma Mia' sequel

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Director Ol Parker will helm the upcoming film "Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!" -- a sequel to the 2008 hit film "Mamma Mia".

The film will release in July 2018.

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" fame director will be writing and directing the new movie. Universal Studios has slated the film for a release on July 20, 2018, reports variety.com.

Playtone Pictures, which produced the first film starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried,Colin Firth and Christine Baranski is back on for the sequel.

According to sources, one angle could focus on Streep, Firth, and Brosnan's 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 1970s group Abba.

According to an announcement by the studio, the sequel will feature Abba songs not featured in the 2008 movie, along with some reprised favorites.

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 12:44 IST
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