The sequel to “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” is set to return with stars Nia Vardalos and John Corbett. Nia will also write the sequel.
Nia Vardalos is coming back with her hit romantic comedy "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" sequel. The first “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” movie was a big box office hit as it earned $368.7 million worldwide.
Gold Circle and HBO Films have announced Tuesday that they have started working on "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" sequel along with Playtone Productions. Nia Vardalos and John Corbett will again work in the sequel.
In fact, Nia Vardalos will also write this sequel along with Rita Wilson and Playtone’s Tom Hanks.
“Now that I’m experiencing motherhood, I’m ready to write the next chapter of my family story,” said Vardalos. “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.”
Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are the producers while Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer, Norm Waitt, Steven Shareshian and Vardalos are the executive producers.
Nia has confirmed the news via her twitter. Her confirmation tweets are given below.
(1 of 2) I'm working on the MBFGWedding sequel; now that I'm experiencing motherhood I feel ready to write this next chapter.— Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) May 27, 2014
(2 of 2) A few jaded press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true.— Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) May 27, 2014
In "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," Nia Vardalos played the role of an unmarried woman who is going through a mid-life crisis. Then she meets a schoolteacher (John Corbett) who changes her life. Her looks get changed. She also gets a new job and that schoolteacher becomes her new boyfriend.
However, Nia's family does not accept her new boyfriend because he is not an ethnic Greek. But Nia and his boyfriend do not lose hope. And finally they get engaged and married at the end of the movie.
This is the story from part one. Now the sequel will show a "lovably loud Portokalos family who return after a family secret is revealed and a bigger, fatter wedding brings the big fat Greek family back together again."
Nia Vardalos is currently writing and working in Paramount's flick "Leftovers". She is also on a tour for her New York Times bestseller book "Instant Mom”.