NEW YORK, USA (Reuters) - After 14 years, the cast of My Big Fat Greek Wedding has come together again to create a sequel to the film that is the all-time highest grossing romantic comedy in the US with over US$245 million (S$332.1 million).
The family-like cast reunited at the film's world premiere on Tuesday (March 15) in New York. The story picks up ten years after the marriage of Toula and Ian Portokalos, played by Nia Vardalos and John Corbett and highlights three generations of Portokalos as the couple deals with the same issues their parents faced in the first film, all centred around a big, fat Greek wedding. The sequel introduces the couple's daughter, played by newcomer actress Elena Kampouris, who was thrilled to be a part of such a large premiere.
Since the success of the 2002 movie, Vardalos, who wrote the screenplay, had been plagued with questions about a sequel from fans and husband and wife producing team, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. She said becoming a mother sparked the initial idea for the film, which she wrote over a four year period.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 will hit US theatres on March 25.