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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - 20.28 july

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Category: Edition 2018

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love once again! Ten years after Mamma Mia! the film that has grossed over 600 million dollars worldwide, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi, in a new and original musical based on the ABBA’s songs. The film marks the return of the original cast flanked by new members, among them actress Lily James (Darkest Hour, Cinderella). Reprising their roles of the previous installment, Academy winner actress Meryl Streep as Donna; Julie Walters as Rosie, and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper will once again be Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Academy Award Winner Colin Firth, resume their roles as Sophie’s three prospective fathers: Sam, Bill and Harry. In the movie, while traveling back and forth in time to show how the relationship forged in the past have an influence on the present, we see Lily James as a young Donna. Rosie and Tanya’s younger selves are portrayed by Alexa Davies (X+Y - A Brilliant Young Mind), and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful). Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) will be the young version of Sam, while young Bill will be Josh Dylan (Allied) and young Harry will be portrayed by Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).

Category Out of competition
Section Premiere
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 114'
Production Year 2018
Nationality USA
Directed by Ol Parker
Screenplay Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis, Ol Parker
Director of photography Robert D. Yeoman
Editor Peter Lambert
Costume Design Michele Clapton
Music Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Anne Dudley
Main cast Meryl Streep
Pierce Brosnan
Colin Firth
Stellan Skarsgård
Julie Walters
Dominic Cooper
Amanda Seyfried
Christine Baranski
Lily James
Josh Dylan
Hugh Skinner
Jeremy Irvine
Alexa Davies
Jessica Keenan Wynn
Andy Garcia
Produced by Judy Craymer, Gary Goetzman

 regista Ol ParkerOL PARKER
Ol Parker is a writer and director. In 1995, his screenplay LOVED UP was directed for UK television by Peter Cattaneo and starred Lena Headey, Linda Bassett and Ian Hart. IN YOUR DREAMS, starring Thandie Newton and Oliver Milburn was directed by Simon Cellan Jones in 1997, and IT WAS AN ACCIDENT, directed by Metin Huseyin, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Max Beesley and James Bolan, was released in cinemas in 2000. In 2005, Parker directed the romantic comedy IMAGINE YOU AND ME, from his own script, starring Piper Perabo, Matthew Goode and Lena Headey. His script for John Madden’s BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL was filmed on location in Rajasthan in 2011, and stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson and Dev Patel. In 2012 he directed NOW IS GOOD, selected in Generator +13 section of Giffoni Film Festival, and he was the screewriter of THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, directed by John Madden (2015).


Legendary Entertainment

world sales
Universal Pictures

Italian distribution
festival contact
Universal Pictures International Italy