Mamma Mia! Here We Go Againis a 2018musicalromantic comedyfilm directed and written byOl Parker, from a story by Parker,Catherine Johnson, andRichard Curtis. It is a follow-up to the 2008 filmMamma Mia!, which is based on themusical of the same name. The film starsLily James,Amanda Seyfried,Christine Baranski,Julie Walters,Pierce Brosnan,Colin Firth,Stellan Skarsgård,Dominic Cooper,Cher, andMeryl Streep. Both aprequeland asequel, the plot is set after the events of the first film but also features flashbacks to 1979 to tell the story of how Donna came to be on the island of Kalokairi and trying to figure out who fathered her daughter, Sophie.
Due to the financial success of the first film,Universal Pictureswas always interested in the idea of a sequel.Here We Go Againwas officially announced in May 2017, with Parker hired to write and direct. In June 2017, much of the original cast confirmed their involvement, and James was cast as a young Donna that July. Filming took place from August to December 2017 inCroatia, as well as atShepperton StudiosinSurrey, England.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Againis scheduled to be released in the United States and the United Kingdom on July 20, 2018, ten years to the week of the original film’s release. It received generally favorable reviews from critics who, while calling the film itself just a “so-so romantic-comedy,” praised the cast and musical numbers