My Big Fat Greek Wedding sequel
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding sequel

Universal Pictures has officially tied the knot for a sequel to the 2002 hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The sequel, directed by Kirk Jones (Waking Ned Devine), will feature the original 2002 blockbuster’s star and screenwriter, Nia Vardalos, who played a Greek-American woman named Toula who fell in love and married a non-Greek man. John Corbett, who played Toula’s betrothed and then husband, is also set to return.Vardalos, who spent over four years working on the sequel’s screenplay, had confirmed in May that a sequel was in the works.

She said the sequel will focus on the Porotkalos family reuniting for another wedding and the revelation of a family secret.In addition to the U.S., Universal will distribute in Australia/New Zealand, Germany/Austria/Switzerland, Greece, Italy, Latin America, Scandinavia, South Africa and Spain. Good Universe is handling international sales at the American Film Market.

The original film, starring Vardalos and John Corbett, was a surprise success with $368 million in worldwide grosses. Wilson, Hanks and Goetzman also produced that film, directed by Joel Zwick. Vardalos’ script was nominated for an Academy Award.