Cher Joins Cast Of Mamma Mia! Sequel

Variety reports:

Cher has joined Universal’s “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!” The multi-hyphenate hinted at her appearance in the movie over the weekend in a tweet and Variety has confirmed that she has been cast in the film. Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, and Christine Baranski are returning, with Ol Parker writing and directing.

The film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present. Lily James will play the role of Young Donna. Young versions of Rosie and Tanya will be portrayed by Alexa Davies and Jessica Keenan Wynn, respectively. Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine, while Young Bill is Josh Dylan and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner.

The first Mamma Mia! film grossed over $600 million worldwide in 2008 and is the second-highest grossing live-action musical behind this year’s Beauty And The Beast. The Broadway production ran for 14 years.

  • misterjack

    No more fucking AbbA.

    • Joe in PA

      LOL. Hey at least it isn’t Meryl Streep bouncing around on a bed trying to act like she’s 17. 🙂

      EDIT…omg…I didn’t read Joe’s post…Meryl IS in the damn thing. No. No. No.

      • Jeffrey

        I love Meryl, but…Mama Mia is about a woman who got kicked out of her house for getting pregnant with her now 17 year old daughter. Which would have made Meryl about 45 when she got kicked out. She was a bit long in the tooth for it but at least she sings better than Pierce Brosnan.

        • Joe in PA

          sings better than Pierce Brosnan…. Talk about damning with faint praise! LOL.

        • I love Meryl too. But while she’s a capable singer, she can’t belt it out the way some of the songs required. And Brosnan — one of my childhood crushes —was the second worst movie musical casting of all time (the worst being Russell Crowe in Les Miz).

      • Garrett Sparks

        That was my biggest issue with the movie (besides Pierce Brosnan’s searing my eardrums); the Meryl character is supposed to be late 30s….no.

    • greenmanTN

      Not even ABBA turds?

      • misterjack

        Hahahaha! I’m glad someone got that.

    • Bluto
      • Jeffrey

        Lol omg how have I missed this?

  • bambinoitaliano

    Yes I’ve been broken hearted, since the movie started. Why why do they need a sequel….

    • Gustav2

      Because, right now, the world needs some fluff and nonsense.

      • Joe in PA

        Pffft, we’ve already got that in the WH. 🙁

        • Gustav2

          …and both are playing well in Peoria.

      • Ernest Endevor

        We’ve got nothing but fluff and nonsense.

  • greenmanTN

    Well, at least one gay icon will survive the nuclear holocaust, though it’s sad to think of her performing her 360th farewell tour for an audience of cockroaches.

  • JT

    The “multi-hyphenate”?

    • TuuxKabin

      “Multi-exaggerate.”

    • Jeffrey

      Singer-actor-twitterer

      • JT

        LOL. I know what it means. It’s an ugly and inappropriate way to refer to her.

  • Leo

    OT. Marino’s out. That was fast. CBS/WaPo report was devastating. Why similar exposes on the rest of his fucking cabinet haven’t worked is beyond me.

  • PickyPecker

    Pass, thanks.

  • TuuxKabin

    Gawd, we’ll be spared nothing, as usual.

  • joeyj1220
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  • worstcultever

    You’ve got to be kidding me. How much can H’wood retread its own dead, tired retreads? I guess there’s no limit.

    Et tu, Cher? I know it’s all about just keeping on, keeping working – but come the fuck on. And all those other stahs too. Wtf. Srsly. STAHP.

    • I would rather watch this than another CGI-driven superhero spectacle.

      • I’d probably see one of each in a double feature. 🙂 My movie tastes are more gourmand than gourmet.

  • TuuxKabin

    Next thread please.

    • medaka

      2 more threads up and now I wish we were both back here with the 125-yr-old hyphenated diva.

  • Michael White

    Loved the headdress in her last “final” tour. She looked great

  • Dazzer

    Good.

    I saw the first film at an incredibly low point in my life (partner had died, was losing my house, work was drying up, etc) and I desperately needed to get out of my house and just do anything that wasn’t dark and gloomy.

    So I went to the local cinema and it was the fluffiest thing on.

    It really cheered me up. And then on the bus home, there was a group of middle agd women who’d been to see it and were singing and dancing and laughing on the bus. I joined in with the singing and learned that they’d been to see the film three times a as group because it was a happy film about middle-aged women – which are pretty rare as movies go.

    When they heard what I’d been going through, they invited me to join the group (they said they felt incomplete without a gay). So I went along with them to see the film another two times and thoroughly enjoyed every second – and became firm friends with the women, who helped me get through a horribly bleak time.

    So screw the haterz!

    I’ll definitely be seeing this movie and know just the group of friends I’ll be going with.

    • Gerry Fisher

      Come to think of it, when we saw the movie, a group of middle-aged women locked arms and danced out of the theater. I think the movie had a wonderful loopy and fun spirit.

    • It is a fluffy show but I love it. I’m glad it got you through a rough spot. I’ve seen the stage production eight times in three cities and on two continents (including the original Broadway cast before they went to Broadway). Silly, but I love it.

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    • greenmanTN

      That’s a great story, Dazzer.

  • coram nobis

    In other Hollywood news, it seems that Carrie Fisher fought back against the culture of harassment.

    Carrie Fisher once hand-delivered a cow’s tongue wrapped in a Tiffany box to a predatory Hollywood producer, a friend of the late actor has claimed.

    Screenwriter Heather Robinson said that Fisher had intervened after the unnamed executive, identified as an Oscar winner, had tried to force himself on Robinson while in his car.

    … “It was a cow tongue from Jerry’s Famous Deli with a note that said: ‘If you ever touch my darling Heather or any other woman again, the next delivery will be something of yours in a much smaller box,’” Robinson recalled.

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/17/carrie-fisher-gave-predatory-producer-cows-tongue-heather-robinson

    It seems that Princess Leia, God rest her soul, could be ruthless if need be.

  • M Jackson

    I live for musicals, live and film, and even enjoyed Mamma Mia (Saved By The Bell: The Musical) on stage. Hell, I even liked the movie of “Nine”!

    I tried to watch Mamma Mia the movie on my dvr three separate times and never made it past 7 minutes. I erased it. I thought this is why some people hate musicals. It is unwatchable.

  • coram nobis

    More Hollywood news, and a head’s-up on a forthcoming gay romantic film, along with commentary on why Hollywood casts straight actors in gay roles, but won’t cast out actors in straight romantic leads.

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/16/hollywood-hetero-approach-casting-gay-cinema

    Probably written before Mikey Weinstein’s depredations came to light, which suggests that those big shots who cast such roles are rather more squalid and hypocritical than we thought.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Is it possible for a musical to burst into flames and rise to the heavens because it just got too darn gay for this meager earthly plane? /s

  • Rene Salinas

    Ugh!

  • Gene Perry

    Ouch. No. Sequels are never as good ad the original.

    • motordog

      Superman II, Aliens, Star Trek II (The Wrath of Khan), The Good The Bad And The Ugly, Godfather II…

      Though, in general, you do speak the truth. The percentage of sequels that hold up is rather small. Seeing as the original Mama Mia is hardly cinematic greatness, this one doesn’t have too far to reach to equal it.

  • James in Hollywood

    Darling, can’t you hear me? S.O.S!!!!!

    • SDG

      Oh baby!

  • JWC

    Cher still going strong why do I envision her in 30 years still preforming albeit with some highly stylized walker or motorized scooter in black leather

  • Bj Lincoln

    Awesome! We love the first film! The wife is a huge ABBA fan from way back.

  • SDG

    Yay… finally, something I can smile about!