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Lily James Joins ‘MAMMA MIA’ Sequel

July 13, 2017

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Baby Driver and Cinderella star Lily James has joined the cast of the upcoming Mamma Mia sequel, MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN!, the follow-up to the 2008 adaption of the stage play featuring the music of the band ABBA.

The original film made $600 million worldwide and starred Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski and Colin Firth, who are all expected to return.

The sequel is written by Ol Parker (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and will see the return of producers Judy Craymer from Littlestar and Gary Goetzman from Playtone and the creator and producer of the stage musical. Benny Anderson and Björn Ulvaeus from  ABBA will return as executive producers and will add music and lyrics. The sequel will feature ABBA songs that were not in the first film, though some will be reprised. James will play a Young Donna. In the original role, Donna was played by Streep. The sequel will go back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! hits theaters on July 20, 2018.

Currently, James can be seen in writer-director Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver. She starred in the live action Disney film Cinderella, as well as the recent miniseries War & Pearce. She also played Lady Rose MacCalre in Downton Abbey. She’ll appear next in the drama Darkest Hour with Gary Oldman, Guernsey and Little Woods.

 

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