MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING Sequel Moving Forward with Nia Vardalos and John Corbett

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12 years after the first film took the box office by storm, a My Big Fat Greek Wedding sequel is finally moving forward.  THR reports that Playtone, HBO, and Gold Circle are producing the comedy follow-up, with Nia Vardalos reprising her role from the first film alongside returning co-star John Corbett.  Inspired by her life growing up in a Greek household and marrying a non-Greek, Vardolos went on to nab an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay with My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and she has written the script for the follow-up as well.  Hit the jump for more, including the plot of the sequel.

Per THR, the new story for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 involves “the reveal of a family secret and a new wedding, described as bigger and fatter, that brings the Greek clan together again.”  I haven’t seen the first film since it came out, but it will be interesting to see how much of that audience is keen on revisiting these characters.  The box office climate of 2014 is wildly different than that of 2002, specifically with regards to its lack of adult romantic comedies and female-led films.  Though I have no personal investment in a Greek Wedding sequel, lt will be refreshing to have a film of this kind back in the marketplace.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding still stands as one of the most successful independent films of all time, as it grossed $368.7 million worldwide against a budget of just $5 million.  It also holds the record for the highest grossing film that never topped the box office charts.  Joel Zwick directed the first pic, but a director is not yet attached to the sequel.  Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson will also return to produce.

Revisit the trailer for My Big Fat Greek Wedding below.

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  • Old Soldier

    Get Andrea Martin as her aunt again and I’ll see it just for that.
    “WHAT DO YOU MEAN HE DON’T EAT NO MEAT!?….That’s ok I’ll make lamb.”

  • ScratStitch

    My Big Fat Red Wedding

    It’s MUCH darker than the original

  • TimeTravelMan

    10 years too late

  • LEM

    It would probably work better as a TV show.

  • TrekBeatTK

    When in doubt, go back to what worked. Vardalos’ career has stagnated, and a sequel to the only movie that really made money seems to smack of desperation. But I like Corbett, so I’ll probably still see it.

    I assume the quasi-sequel television series will be ignored. Hope they settle on a better title than just slapping a 2 at the end though.

  • days_of_future_crass

    Ugh… at first I didn’t think anything could be more obnoxious and self-serving than that poster. Then I started watching the movie. Thankfully my better judgement took over about three minutes in.

  • days_of_future_crass

    Ugh… at first I didn’t think anything could be more obnoxious and self-serving than that poster. Then I started watching the movie. Thankfully my better judgement took over about three minutes in.

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    My Big Fat Greek Pregnancy

  • Ozweego

    My big fat debt is too high and I need another paycheck

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