Universal Pictures has released the final trailer leading up to the theatrical release of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. The studio’s also unveiled a new poster featuring the large ensemble cast looking ready to burst into song.
The 2018 sequel to 2008’s Mamma Mia! was directed by Ol Parker. Parker (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) also wrote the screenplay, and Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus returned to provide the film’s music and lyrics. The musical comedy’s executive produced by Andersson, Ulvaeus, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis and Nicky Kentish Barnes. Mamma Mia!‘s producers Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman are back as producers for the sequel.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is set to open in theaters on July 20, 2018. (The original opened on July 18, 2008.)
Returning cast members include Amanda Seyfried as Sophie, Dominic Cooper as Sky, Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie, Christine Baranski as Tanya, Pierce Brosnan as Sam, Stellan Skarsgård as Bill, and Colin Firth as Harry. Newcomers include Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver) as Young Donna, Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) as Young Rosie, Jessica Keenan Wynn (The Mysteries of Laura) as Young Tanya, Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) as Young Sam, Josh Dylan (Allied) as Young Bill, and Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends) as Young Harry. Additional cast members include Andy Garcia (Kill the Messenger) and Cher.
The original Mamma Mia! was directed by Phyllida Lloyd and had a $50 million budget. The film’s opening weekend rang up $27 million domestically and went on to gross $609 million worldwide before exiting theaters. Mamma Mia! was nominated for two Golden Globes and three BAFTA Awards. It won a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actor (Pierce Brosnan) as well as the “Movie You Wanted to Love, But Just Couldn’t” award from the Alliance of Women Film Journalists.