Friday, August 4, 2017

Casting update for "Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!"

Multiple sources have reported that Jeremy Irvine and Alexa Davies have joined the cast of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!  Irvine, best known for playing the lead role in Steven Spielberg's War Horse, will portray the younger version of Pierce Brosnan's character, while Davies will play Rosie, the younger version of Julie Walters's character in the original.

I have to admit I've never seen War Horse, but like the idea of Irvine and Meryl swapping stories on set of working with Steven.  The last I heard, filming was to start in late summer or early fall, so I suppose Meryl will be hightailing it to Croatia fairly soon.

The next year will be an unexpectedly full one for Meryl in the filming department.  Shooting just wrapped on The Papers, so I imagine that as soon as she's finished up with shooting Mamma Mia she'll be on a promotional blitz for the film back in the U.S.  Hopefully she'll be a factor in awards season.  Then we get Mamma Mia in the summer and Mary Poppins Returns next December.  Still crossing my fingers that The Nix finally gets greenlit for production as well.  If it does, I expect it to film next spring and/or summer.

It's a fun time to be a Meryl fan!





6 comments:

  1. Here is hoping that as soon as Mamma Mia 2 is done filming she immediately begins to film something in Spring 2018. Hopefully Nyad movie for Fall 2018 - Jamie

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    1. I'm hoping she does The Nix next spring/summer, The Good House fall 2018 for a 2019 release. I think it would be fun if she started shooting the Nyad pic just after her 70th birthday in summer 2019, as it would be a fun milestone for such a physically challenging role.

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  2. She has said herself recently that she wants to slow down and enjoy other things more so I think that this Mamma Mia part might be a smaller one so not sure how much she will be shooting for this (which has been stated by several sources as well). -Alex.

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    1. I'd love to see a "recent" source where Meryl has stated she wanted to slow down. We know that Mamma Mia isn't as big of a role as the original. What have I missed?

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  3. So excited for this upcoming year after a virtual Meryl drought...

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  4. 21st nomination, here we go!

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