A scene from the Broadway production of Mamma Mia!
A scene from the Broadway production of Mamma Mia!
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Universal Pictures has announced that Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, a new musical based on the songs of ABBA, will be released on July 20, 2018.

With a soundtrack full of ABBA songs not featured in the first film as well as some reprised favorites, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! comes from the producers of the original Mamma Mia! film: Littlestar's Judy Craymer and Playtone's Gary Goetzman. Craymer is also the creator and producer of the hit stage musical. Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus are aboard again to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers.

Much of the film's original cast, which included Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, and Christine Baranski, is expected to return, with new additions joining them.