“A long time ago, I had a big, fat Greek wedding,” Nia Vardalos says at the beginning of this trailer. Yes it was — 2002, to be exact. That’s when her one-woman stage show was transformed into one of the biggest indie juggernauts of all time. Fast-forward 13 years, and here comes My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which returns many of the original cast and has a major-studio backer in Universal Pictures.
Now little Paris (Elena Kampouris this time) is all grown up and applying to faraway colleges to escape her smothering family. But there’s another wrinkle: Turns out Toula’s parents (Lainie Kazan and Michael Constantine again) never got their marriage certificate signed and therefore technically aren’t hitched. Signal a bigger, fatter, Greeker wedding.
John Corbett returns for Round 2 along with Andrea Martin, Louis Mandylor, Gia Carides and others. New invitees include John Stamos and Alex Wolff. Kirk Jones directs the new chapter, which Vardalos wrote, Rita Wilson and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are back to produce. The original stuffed $241M in its domestic dowry — despite never hitting No. 1 or making more than $15M in a single frame — and added $127M from overseas. Watch the trailer for the pic, which Universal bows on March 25, and tell us what you think.
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