My Big Fat Greek Wedding Sequel

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 4 years ago
My Big Fat Greek Wedding Sequel
Actress Nia Vardalos at 2009 GLAAD Media Awards, Los Angeles. Date 18 April 2009 Source Flickr Author Greg Hernandez (Greg in Hollywood)/Wikimedia Commons

Playtone Productions, Good Circle and HBO Films has joined forces to bring us once again the 2002 film that we loved and made us cry because of laughing too much, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” Nia Vardalos is set to reprise her role as Toula, with John Corbett as Ian Miller. Read on for MNG’s big fat news about the “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” sequel.

Vardalos will develop the plot of the story, and Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Rita Wilson will produce the comedy film. Good Universe is in charge of handling the international sales. Although Joel Zwick directed the film in 2002, it has not been revealed yet who will be directing the sequel.

For those of you who do not have any idea about the film, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” is about a woman named Toula in her early thirties who had no possible prospects to marry. This worried her parents and urged her to go to Greece. The family owned a restaurant in Chicago called Dancing Zorba’s.

Ian, a handsome guy, walked into the restaurant, but Toula did not have the courage to approach him. This led to her self-improvement. She had a makeover—from glasses to contacts, a new look and a new attitude. When Ian, a teacher, and Toula’s paths crossed again, Ian asked her out this time. Soon they were in love. However, there was a problem: Ian was not Greek and was a vegetarian. When Ian asked Toula to marry him, Toula could not stop thinking about what would happen during her family’s meeting with Ian’s.

Back to the sequel, the plot is going to pick up where the Portokalos family’s story from the first film left off. Adding spice to the story is the revelation of a family secret and another wedding, which is bigger and fatter as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” was adapted from the play “Greek Wedding.” It was a one-act play that showcased the life of Vardalos while she was growing up in a Greek family in Winniped and marrying a non-Greek. Rita Wilson had seen the play in Los Angeles and urged her husband, Hanks, to produce the play into a film. It was worth the risk as the film earned $241 million in the box office domestically and was adapted as a spinoff in CBS’ “My Big Fat Greek Life.”

Vardalos, as published in Variety, stated that now that she has entered into motherhood, she is ready to write the next chapter of her family life. She jokingly said that a few people in the press corps would probably say that she just wants to kiss Corbett or she ran out of money. She admitted that one of these was true.

There you have it for the big fat news about the “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” sequel. Stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates about your favourite celebrities, movies and TV shows including episode recaps and spoilers, gossips and reviews.

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Greg Hernandez

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