Nia Vardalos took to Facebook to announce a sequel to her big hit movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”
The Greek-Canadian actress, producer and writer who lives in Hollywood wrote on her profile:
“It’s official, we’re doing the sequel to MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING”
Twelve years ago, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” became one of the biggest independent films of its era and became a point of reference for Greek-Americans across the nation.
Deadline Hollywood reported that Nia Vardalos, who wrote the first, has scripted the second installment and will star with John Corbett, her groom in the original Joel Zwick-directed romantic comedy. Also back is the brash Portokalos family. The feature sequel will be a collaboration of Gold Circle, HBO and Playtone.
Rita Wilson along with Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will produce the film, along with Gold Circle’s Paul Brooks exec producing with Scott Niemeyer, Norm Waitt, Steven Shareshian and Nia Vardalos.
The plot involves the reveal of a family secret and a new wedding which brings the Greek clan back together again (the wedding is described as “bigger and fatter”).
“Now that I’m experiencing motherhood, I’m ready to write the next chapter of my family story,” Vardalos said in a statement.
“A few jaded press corps will claim I ran out of money and just want to kiss John Corbett again,” Vardalos wrote on Twitter. “One of these things is true.”
No director is attached to the project at this time.
Watch an interview with Nia talking about her book “Instant Mom” but also discussing the success of her most popular movie and the possibility of replicating it (watch at 6.30).