Universal Pictures to pair up with 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' | EW.com

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'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' sequel officially in the works at Universal

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

EW has confirmed that Universal Pictures will distribute the sequel to the hit 2002 comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Nia Vardalos will reprise her starring role as Toula and as the writer for the film, with Nanny McPhee helmer Kirk Jones set to direct. Vardalos previously announced that a sequel was in the works this past May, telling Mashable that the screenplay took her four years to write. The film will follow up on Vardalos’ Toula as the revelation of a family secret and a “bigger, fatter wedding” gathers the Portokalos family together for another go-around. John Corbett is also set to return as Toula’s husband, Ian.

Universal will distribute the film domestically and in a handful of international countries. The sequel will be produced by Gold Circle Films, HBO, and Playtone. The project will be produced by Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and executive produced by Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer, Steven Shareshian, and Vardalos.