Meryl Streep has signed on to the movie musical, Mamma Mia! for Universal Pictures and Playtone.
Based on the popular ABBA play, the story revolves around a bride-to-be and her formerly rebellious mom who raised her on a Greek island and never disclosed the identity of her father. The bride locates three men who might be her father and invites them to her wedding. The Hollywood Reporter says Streep will play the mom.
As reported last night, Phyllida Lloyd is set to make her feature directorial debut on the film. The musical was created by Judy Craymer and Catherine Johnson, who is also writing the script; the part marks the first musical for Streep.
Production will be getting underway soon; Mamma Mia! is scheduled for a release late this year.