Fans of the hit romantic comedy, rejoice – star and screenwriter Nia Vardalos has announced that a sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding is well on its way to movie screens.
The 2002 film tells the story of Toula Portokalos, a Greek American woman in the midst of a mid-life crisis who falls in love with a non-Greek man. The flick ended up grossing $241.4 million in North America – the most successful romantic comedy of all time.
12 years after the original, the upcoming sequel will see the unveiling of a Portokalos family secret, as well as a “bigger, fatter wedding.” Vardalos and co-star John Corbett will reprise their roles as Toula and Ian, and returning producers include Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman.
Vardalos says in a statement:
“Now that I’m experiencing motherhood, I’m ready to write the next chapter of my family story. Of course a few jaded folks in the press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true.”
The sequel’s director and predicted release date both have yet to be announced.