Off of its tiny $5 million budget, 2002’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding became one of the biggest indie hits of all-time as it raked in over $368 million worldwide. Earlier this year, we reported that the sequel was moving forward, and that Nia Vardalos would write the script and return to star alongside John Corbett. Details on the plot are scarce, but the story will contain “the reveal of a family secret and a new wedding, described as bigger and fatter, that brings the Greek clan together again.” Wacky Greek shenanigans! People saying “Opa!” Your mom and her friends going to see it 18 times!
Now the film has a director and a distributor. Hit the jump for more on My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.
According to THR, Universal has signed on to distribute My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (the original was distributed by IFC Films), which is a smart move on the studio’s part. Even if it doesn’t perform as well as the first movie, it will still have people interested, especially if they want to spend more time with the Portokalos family and see what they’ve been up to the past 12-13 years.
THR also reports that Nanny McPhee and What to Expect When You’re Expectin director Kirk Jones is on board to helm the sequel. I assume Joel Zwick, who directed the first film, was either uninterested or too busy directing episodes of Girl Meets World.