My Big Fat Greek Wedding sequel in the works

Nia Vardalos is reprising her role as Toula Portokalos in the sequel to 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' where she will be joined by John Corbett

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Nia Vardalos

Nia Vardalos

A sequel to 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' is in the works.

Nia Vardalos is reprising her role as Toula Portokalos, in the follow-up to 2002's comedy with John Corbett who played her love interest in the original, and feels she's ready to take on the project since she's "experiencing motherhood" after she adopted a daughter, Ilaria, with husband Ian Gomez.

Vardolas wrote on Twitter: "I'm working on the MBFGWedding sequel; now that I'm experiencing motherhood I feel ready to write this next chapter.

"A few jaded press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true. (sic)"

Later she added: "Re: #MyBigFatGreekWedding2, thank you for the love, yes the entire big fat family is invited back for the sequel. (sic)"

Vardalos has written the script for the project and the plot involves a "bigger and fatter" wedding than that in the first film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks will produce with Gary Goetzman, and no director has been cast yet.

'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' generally positive reviews and was a box office success and grossing over $368.7 million worldwide.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

  • 2002
  • US
  • 95 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Joel Zwick
  • Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine

A tale of forbidden love. A Greek woman falls for a foreigner and must convince her family to allow her to marry him.

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