FROM MOVIES BLOG: Remember the “Mamma Mia!” movie that came out last year? The one that starred Meryl Streep and was based on the stage musical, which itself was based on a whole bunch of ABBA songs from the '70s? Yeah, well that movie is now the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK box-office, having beaten James Cameron’s “Titanic.” Lemme state that again: “Mamma Mia!” is the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK box-office.
So, there’s gotta be a sequel, right?
Over the last few months, we’ve heard rumblings that, although it could be awhile, a sequel is in the works. Streep and Seyfried are both in, but unfortunately ABBA may be the biggest obstacle to the sequel. Singer/songwriter Bjorn Ulvaeus has stated his opposition in no uncertain terms, saying “It wouldn’t work,” despite the stars’ pleas that Ulvaeus and his bandmates should listen to their own lyrics and take a chance on them.
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