‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Sequel in Works

May 30, 2014 11:03am
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Make that bigger and fatter.

Nia Vardalos, the writer and star of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” recently confirmed that she’s working on a sequel to the 2002 sleeper hit.

“I’m working on the MBFGWedding sequel; now that I’m experiencing motherhood I feel ready to write this next chapter,” Vardalos, 51, wrote on Twitter.

John Corbett is set to return as Vardalos’ non-Greek love interest.

“A few jaded press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true,” Vardalos tweeted.

The comedian told Mashable that the script took her four years to write, and that she shelved it until finishing the book tour for her bestselling memoir, “Instant Mom,” about adopting her daughter in 2008 after a 10-year struggle to become a parent.

The new film will again focus on the lively Portokalos family, who will reunite for another wedding — and no, it’s not a second marriage for Vardalos and Corbett’s characters.

“The entire ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ family is invited back and we’ll have a few new guests,” Vardalos told Mashable. “You will not see my daughter in the movie. She’s a minor and we keep her life private, but she will be on set with the family, eating their way through craft services.”

Rita Wilson, who famously saw Vardalos’ one-woman play about her life in a big Greek family and brought it to the attention of her husband, Tom Hanks, will also return as producer, along with Hanks.

The original film grossed $241 million domestically, earned Vardalos an Oscar nomination for best screenplay and led to the sitcom spin-off, “My Big Fat Greek Life.”

Judging by the response from Vardalos’ 250,000 Twitter followers, fans can’t wait for the sequel.

“Thank you for the love,” Vardalos tweeted.

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