'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' Sequel To Start Rolling

The sequel to 2002 romantic comedy "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" is in the works, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The Nia Vardalos and John Corbett starrer will finally start rolling after Universal Pictures signed on to be its distributor. Vardalos penned the screenplay and "Nanny McPhee" director Kirk Jones will helm the film. Most of the original cast memebers are expected to reprise their roles for the film.

HBO, Playtone and Gold Circle will produce the film. Vardalos, Norm Waitt, Scott Niemeyer, Steve Shareshian and Paul Brooks will exec produce. Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Rita Wilson will also be on board as producers.

The sequel will reportedly follow Vardalos' character Toula as a big family secret gets revealed and a bigger and fatter wedding brings the Portokalos clan together again.

Vardalos took to Twitter to announce plans to do the sequel in May, saying: "I'm working on the MBFGWedding sequel; now that I'm experiencing motherhood I feel ready to write his next chapter."

"A few jaded press corps will claim I ran out of money orjust want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true," she added jokingly.

Speaking to Mashable at the time, Vardalos shared she worked on the screenplay for four years and was hoping the film would be an avenue for more women to get acting jobs in the entertainment industry.

"I hate writing, but my goal with this film and the one I'm developing with Paramount ("Leftovers") is to create many roles for actresses because the movie business is still obtusely standing on a great sinkhole of a woman-ignoring idiocy," Vardalos said.

"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" started as a one-woman play in Los Angeles according to The Hollywood Reporter. It caught Wilson's attention and she decided to pitch the idea of turning it into a film to husband Hanks.

The film garnered $241 million at the US box office and spawned a TV adaptation on CBS.

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