A new musical spectacle opens its curtains in the sequel to Universal’s Mama Mia!. The follow-up, Mamma Mia!, Here We Go Again, debuted its trailer on Thursday.
Ten years after the original film hit theaters, the upcoming sequel welcomes the return of Amanda Seyfried as Sophie, who reveals she is pregnant but nervous to be a single mom. Hoping to inspire Sophie to find strength and courage, her family friends (Julie Walters and Christine Baranski) begin chronicling the early years of her mother, Donna (Meryl Streep), who raised Sophie on her own.
Alternating between the past and present, the film will explore Donna’s early life and how she found herself in the predicament of discovering the identity of Sophie’s father, as detailed in the original film. The sequel welcomes Lily James to the ensemble, taking on the role of a younger Donna.
Speculation quickly rose to question the fate of Streep’s Donna, as she appears to be absent from any…