The film sequel to the hit ABBA musical franchise Mamma Mia! just got a major dose of star power with news that Oscar and Grammy Award winner Cher has signed on to join Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Amanda Seyfreid in the cast.
Cher revealed the news on Twitter with a nod to the Mamma Mia! costumes.
Cher’s role in the film was not revealed. Her own bio-musical, The Cher Show, is set to arrive on Broadway next fall after a Chicago world premiere this summer.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is set to premiere in July 2018, and promises to weave the present with flashbacks to provide further insight into the Sheridan family—and their many admirers.
Returning for the sequel are the 2008 movie’s original stars: Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie, Baranski as Tanya, Seyfried as Sophie, and Dominic Cooper as Sky. The cast also features Andy Garcia, Lily James, Alexa Davies, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan, and Hugh Skinner.
Ol Parker is writer-director on the film.