Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
In May, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 got engaged. Now, it’s hired its wedding planner and found a venue. The sequel to the monster hit 2002 comedy will be distributed by Universal and directed by Kirk Jones, who did Waking Ned Devine and Nanny McPhee. No release date has been set but Nia Vardalos will return to star and write the screenplay. Read more about My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 below.
Variety broke the news about My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 getting a distributor and director. All that’s needed now is a release date, then it’s full speed to the alter.
When the project was initially announced, the plot was teased as involving some kind of family secret and a new wedding that’ll be he “bigger and fatter” than the last one. Vardalos also hinted at her intentions with writing the film:
Now that I’m experiencing motherhood, I’m ready to write the next chapter of my family story. Of course a few jaded folks in the press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true.
The 2002 original cost $5 million and became an international phenomenon. It grossed $241 million in the U.S. alone, plus another $127 million across the globe. According to Box Office Mojo, those numbers make it the highest grossing romantic comedy in history. And it holds that title by a sizable margin.
And while this is technically “Part 2,” the series actually got a follow up in 2003. The film was spun off into a seven-episode show called My Big Fat Greek Life where all the lead actors (save for Corbett) returned and reprised their roles. There’s no word if that show will have any effect on the movie, but you’d probably imagine it’ll be wisely swept under the rug.
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