Monday, January 15, 2007

"Mamma Mia!" coming to the big screen

The musical "Mamma Mia!", based on the Swedish group ABBA's music is being adapted to the big screen. How great!

I saw "Mamma Mia!" in Stockholm two years ago and I loved it! All the songs brought back memories from my youth... And the music was the best part, even thought the story* to link it all wasn't too bad.

The interesting thing is that Meryl Streep is set to play the mother (one of the two main characters) in the movie. Now that's a new talent of hers that will be interesting to see!

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilsom will produce it together with Benny Andersson and Björn Ulveaus.

*The story, connected by all the ABBA songs, are about a bride-to-be who never met her father and was raised by her, formerly rebellious mother.


Annika said...

I cannot WAIT!!! I love ABBA, and I love Mamma Mia!!!
Meryl Streep...As Donna then, I guess...Might be good.

JaCal said...

It sure will be interesting! I didn't even know she could sing... I loved the female actress doing Donna in Stockholm. It's going to be so much fun!