Mama Mia! was a musical that took the songs of ABBA and put them into a story. In 2008 it became a film that made almost 150 million dollars. In 2018 there will be a part 2.
‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ returns with Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) pregnant and not knowing how she can do it on her own. To help, they tell her the story of her mom Donna (Meryl Streep) being pregnant with her.
Young Donna’s (Lily James) story goes with the Mother Mia! one in that Sam (Pierce Brosnan) Bill (Stellan Skarsgård) and Harry (Colin Firth) each have a younger self (Jeremy Irvine, Skarsgård plays young him, and Hugh Skinner) and we find the story of love and pregnancy while going back and forth through the timelines.
Mothers will flock to the theaters, and Cher (71) plays Meryl’s (68) mom. Hopefully, fans won’t have to listen to Pierce sing that much.
‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ releases July 20, 2018.