Meryl Streep will come to the island of Vis in September – reports Jutarnji.hr and adds that the reason behind it is filming a sequel of the famous musical ‘’Mamma Mia’’ that goes by the name ‘’Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again’’. Filming is supposed to last until the middle of October.
Filming will take place on several locations and Vis will have a role of Greek island Kalokairi. The main cast for the movie sequel will stay the same - Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Amanda Seyfried, but the director will now be Ol Parker. It’s still not known where the main actress will stay – there has been a search for attractive villa, but the rumours say that if perfect accommodation is not found, there is also a chance that Streep will stay on luxurious yacht.
Over 700 members of the staff are expected on the island and it is said that many apartments are rented just for the occasion. There is also a casting call – from Tuesday to Friday extras can apply for the role in the musical on the island. Even though it’s not specifically said that that is a ‘’Mamma Mia’’ casting call, everybody knows it. All ages can apply, they are seeking for Mediterranean type of people and ladies are supposed to come with the minimum of make-up.
The sequel of this famous musical will hit the theatres ten years after the first part – July 20th 2018. First movie was a big hit and earned over 600 million dollars.
The whole filming experience is a great excitement for the locals, but they especially want to see famous Meryl Streep. This will be her second acting job in Croatia – in 1982 she filmed Sophie’s Choice in the Castle of Reiser in Samobor – and got an Oscar for that role!