Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" set to film in Croatia this fal

An online Croatian magazine has reported that filming for the Mamma Mia! sequel is planned to begin on the island of Vis this fall.  Set near Croatia's Dalmation coast, the island will serve as a substitute for the Greek island of Kalokairi.

My big question is what does "fall" or "later this year" mean?  Also, we still don't know exactly how big Meryl's part is going to be in this pic.  An autumn filming schedule could mean different things for other potential projects if Meryl were lead vs supporting.  By most accounts, it sounds like she does not have the same size role as the original, which would likely result in a shorter shooting schedule for her in Croatia.

I wonder if we're ever going to hear about a network that officially picks up The Nix.  If that were to get pulled together, I imagine that they'd like to get it going to allow for a release prior to May 31 next year, which would make it eligible for the Emmys.  Similarly to The Papers, The Nix is very topical considering the current U.S. president and overall political climate.  In fact, I think it even more so captures the zeitgeist than does The Papers, so getting it out sooner than later seems like it would maximize interest and therefore viewers.

Stay tuned.

Not a bad spot to film a movie. 


  1. I am worried that The Nix may not go ahead for exactly the reason of the political climate. So much has been made about sources of entertainment portraying acts of violence on presidents or presidential-types makes me wonder if this will make networks and streaming services more or less intrigued by this project because of the inciting incident in the plot of the novel. I hope that this does go ahead but I cannot see it filming until next year with the Mamma Mia sequel occupying the first half of fall and the promotional tour and press appearances for The Papers likely starting in November for its awards circuit run.

    1. I agree with you about timing of filming, in that with Mamma Mia and The Papers promo it would be tough. I maintain that the storyline would still be a reason FOR getting it together. The one thing that could make it do-able is that if her role is fairly small in The Nix and her Mamma Mia role is not huge either, she could reasonably shoot both over the course of 2-3 months.

  2. I tkink that is a big error
    a short appearence of Meryl on Mamma Mia! All world know that Meryl and Abba are the heart of the movie. If they pretend to focus with Amanda Seyfried (sequel)and a young Donna (prequel another actress )I will not like.I don't know if it was a decision of Meryl or the production company and director. I hope it's just rumors... Amanda and Pierce are the only actors that confirm his role. At the moment there is no news of the synopsis.

  3. They're not gonna let Meryl play small role. Tom Hanks is one of the main producer. So after they both finish The Papers,they'll go working closely together again on Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again set. Tom knows what's work for the project. It can't be a Mamma Mia movie without Meryl in a leading role otherwise the fans who made the first one a $6 00 million hit worldwide might not coming back.