Nia Vardalos wrote the script for the follow-up, which centers on a new wedding that brings this big family together again, along with the revelation of a family secret. The writer will return to play Toula Portakalos, with John Corbett returning as her husband Ian. The original 2002 comedy, which followed Toula's marriage to the non-Greek Ian, earned more than $241 million at the domestic box office, making it one of the most successful indie films of all time.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, who produced the original My Big Fat Greek Wedding, are returning to produce the follow-up through their Playtone Pictures company, alongside Gary Goetzman. Nia Vardalos will serve as executive producer, alongside Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer, Norm Waitt and Steve Shareshian.
Here's what Nia Vardalos, who is in the middle of a book tour for her best-seller Instant Mom, had to say about the sequel in a statement.
"Now that I'm experiencing motherhood, I'm ready to write the next chapter of my family story. Of course a few jaded folks in the press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true."
Joel Zwick directed the original comedy, but the sequel doesn't have a director attached at this time.