Mamma Mia Here We Go Again is an upcoming musical romantic comedy film directed and written by Ol Parker, from a story by Parker, Catherine Johnson, and Richard Curtis. It is both a sequel and prequel to the 2008 film Mamma Mia!, which is based on the musical of the same name. The film stars Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Dominic Cooper, Cher, and Meryl Streep.
Due to the financial success of the first film, Universal Pictures was always interested in the idea of a sequel. Here We Go Again was officially announced in May 2017, with Parker hired to write and direct. In June 2017, much of the original cast confirmed their involvement, and James was cast as a young Streep that July. Filming took place from August to December 2017 in Croatia, as well as at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is scheduled to be released in the United States and the United Kingdom on July 20, 2018, ten years to the month of the original film’s release.
Sophie finds out more about her mother’s past while seeking guidance on how to handle her pregnancy.
Initial release: July 19, 2018 (Germany, Nigeria)
Director: Ol Parker
Featured song: I Have a Dream
Film series: Mamma Mia!
Music composed by: Anne Dudley