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Mamma Mia sequel in works as Lily James joins cast

Mamma Mia: The Movie

Story by Jack Foley

A SEQUEL to hit musical Mamma Mia: The Movie is in the works with Cinderella star Lily James among the newcomers heading for Greece.

Ol Parker, the writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and its sequel, wrote and will direct the follow-up, entitled Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!.

Several stars of the original movie – including Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski and Colin Firth – will be returning for the follow-up, which will include ABBA songs not featured in the first film as well as some reprised favourites.

James, who can currently be seen on the big screen in hit movie Baby Driver, will play the role of Young Donna, as the film will reportedly go back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present.

James was the breakout star of Disney’s live-action hit Cinderella and also starred in the mini-series War & Peace. She will next be seen in the Winston Churchill drama Darkest Hour with Gary Oldman, romantic drama Guernsey and modern Western Little Woods with Tessa Thompson.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! is currently scheduled for release on July 20, 2018.

The original Mamma Mia, released in 2008, was one of the biggest hits in studio history, grossing more than $600 million worldwide.

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