Cher has joined Universal’s Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! The multi-hyphenate hinted at her appearance in the movie over the weekend in a tweet and Variety has confirmed that she has been cast in the film.
Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, and Christine Baranski are returning, with Ol Parker writing and directing. The film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present.
Lily James will play the role of Young Donna. Young versions of Rosie and Tanya will be portrayed by Alexa Davies and Jessica Keenan Wynn, respectively. Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine, while Young Bill is Josh Dylan and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner.
The movie began shooting in September in Britain and Croatia. Littlestar’s Judy Craymer and Playtone’s Gary Goetzman, who produced the original, will re-team for the sequel. Craymer is also the creator and producer of the stage musical.
Abba’s Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus are aboard again to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers.
The original 2008 movie was a surprise blockbuster, grossing more than US$600mil worldwide. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! hits theatres on July 20, 2018.
The pic marks Cher’s first major movie role since the 2010 musical Burlesque. – Reuters