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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – the musical comedy returns

The first film, set to Abba songs, was a box office hit.

The trailer for the new Mamma Mia! movie has dropped – featuring Lily James alongside stars of the previous film, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Colin Firth.

Downton Abbey and Cinderella actress James takes on the role of a young Donna, played by Streep in the original movie, which was a hit when it was released almost 10 years ago.

The new film, opening in July next year, “goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present”.

Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried and Christine Baranski in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Universal Pictures
Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried and Christine Baranski in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Universal Pictures International)

Streep returns as Donna, Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya in the musical comedy, set on the Greek island of Kalokairi and based on Abba songs.

Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Universal Pictures International)
Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Universal Pictures International)

Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, with Pierce Brosnan and Stellan Skarsgard from Mamma Mia! The Movie also on screen again.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Mamma Mia!)
Lily James in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Universal Pictures International)

Ol Parker, who penned The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs the sequel, while Abba’s Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus return to provide music and lyrics.

Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again! (Universal Pictures International)
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Universal Pictures International)

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is released in UK cinemas on July 20.

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