According to a story in Deadline, an online source for Hollywood news, 12 years after it was released and became one of the biggest independent films of all time, My Big Fat Greek Wedding is getting a sequel. Gold Circle and HBO will produce the film. Nia Vardalos, who wrote the first, has written the second installment and will star with John Corbett, her groom in the original film directed by Joel Zwick. Also back is the big, fat Greek and brash Portokalos family.
Deadline states that Rita Wilson is producing with Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.
“Now that I’m experiencing motherhood, I’m ready to write the next chapter of my family story,” Vardalos said in a statement, and also confirming the news on her Facebook page.
“Of course a few jaded folks in the press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true.”