Writer Announces Big Fat Greek Wedding Sequel
The star and writer of the 2002 comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding has announced that a sequel is in the making.
Nia Vardalos declared on Twitter: "I'm working on the MBFGWedding sequel; now that I'm experiencing motherhood I feel ready to write this next chapter.
"A few jaded press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss (co-star) John Corbett again. One of these things is true."
Shortly afterwards she tweeted again to thank fans and confirm the original cast and producers would also be making a comeback.
She wrote: "Thank you for the love, yes the entire big fat family is invited back for the sequel."
Variety reported that Vardalos and Corbett were set to return to the cast, with Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman producing.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding was a surprise hit, grossing an estimated $241.4m (£144m) in North America despite having failed to reach number one at the box office.
It was made on a budget of just $5m (£3m), making it one of the most profitable independent films of all time.
Nia Vardalos won an Oscar nomination for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) for the film.
She plays 30-year-old Fotoula "Toula" Portokalos, a middle-class Greek American woman, who falls in love with John Corbett's character despite appeals from her family for her to marry a Greek man.
The film follows her struggle to get her huge family to accept him as their wedding day approaches.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the sequel will return to the Portokalos clan after a family secret is revealed.
It will involve a new wedding said to be "bigger and fatter" than the last.
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