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Saturday, 26 August 2017

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - Exclusive Photos On Set - Lily James !


PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Dancing Queen! Lily James rocks a striped jumpsuit and gold platform boots to play a young Meryl Streep... in FIRST images from the set of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

ABBA fans were delighted to hear earlier this year that there would be a sequel to stage musical-turned-blockbuster Mamma Mia!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4822908/Lily-James-jazzy-jumpsuit-Mamma-Mia-2-images.html

And in exclusive images, stills from the set of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! have emerged, teasing Lily James in the role of a young Donna Sheridan-Carmichael, originally played by Meryl Streep in 2008.

British actress Lily, 28, commanded the stage in 70s-inspired glam, and was seen dancing to Abba hit When I Kissed A Teacher.



The Downton Abbey star was seen surrounded by scholars, wearing graduation attire and throwing their mortar board hats in the air while Lily sang and danced in front of them.
The Cinderella actress looked sensational in a striped jumpsuit, designed with brown, cream and caramel vertical stripes.



The psychedelic look was completed by a pair of loud gold boots with turquoise stars emblazoned across them.
She wore her long lustrous locks in golden waves, a nod to Meryl's styling in the original movie.



Lily looked to be throwing herself effortlessly into the role, emulating Meryl's portrayal as the feisty Donna from ten years ago.
Lily will play Donna way before she became Mamma Mia! heroine Sophie's mother or the owner of the Villa Donna from the first film.
She was joined on set by actresses Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alexa Davies who will play a young version of Tanya Chesham-Leigh and Rosie Mulligan respectively.
In the original musical-turned-movie, Julie Walters played Rosie, one of Donna's former bandmates in Donna and the Dynamos.



Christine Baranski was Tanya Chesham-Leigh, Donna's other former bandmate, also a rich three-time divorcee.
Lily and her co-stars were seen leaping from a canal boat onto some crash mats for the routine, portraying the girls in their Donna and the Dynamos heyday.
While it's not certain what the plot will be, it appears that the story will involve the history behind Donna and her band-mates when they were in their youth. 
Stonewall star Jeremy Irvine, 27, will co-star as the younger version of Sam Carmichael, played by Pierce Brosnan, 64, who will return for the sequel.



Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! 'goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present,' according to Deadline.
The original movie was set on a Greek island where young bride-to-be Sophie, played by Amanda Seyfried, discovers that any one of three men - Bill (Stellan Skarsgard), Sam (Pierce) or Harry (Colin Firth) could be her father.
She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna; while in the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya.

Amanda, Meryl, Colin and Christine are all set to return for the sequel. But there is no word yet on whether Julie is reprising her role in the follow-up movie or whether Stellan's character Bill will be back in either his younger or older versions.
The original was based on the smash hits of Swedish rock band Abba, formed in Stockholm in 1972.
And co-founders Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus will return to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers.
Björn is also set for a cameo in the movie and was spotted shooting on board a barge on the river.


The musical legend looked low-key in a red baseball cap and a puffer jacket as he sipped on a coffee between takes.
It looked like he was rehearsing, rather than actually shooting, given his modern and casual get up.
He was seen leaping from the same boat as the girls, plummeting down on to the crash mat like the others, perhaps giving it a test run for the fun of it.
The extras and crew were seen looking on in hysterics at the legend's hi-jinx.  
The musical is set to debut on July 20, 2018.

More pics and video here:

https://www.instagram.com/lilyjamesnews/ 

Cast and crew details here:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6911608/fullcredits/

Bjorn ????

Bjorn will quietly appear as a schoolteacher in the movie’s opening song When I Kissed The Teacher. An insider said: “Bjorn is very hands-on with the films. He doesn’t want anything to overshadow the main stars or detract from the storyline but for a personal thrill, he loves the idea of being briefly on screen again.

“Fans will have to be very eagle-eyed to spot him but given he’s one of the world’s most famous men, he’s going to struggle to go totally unnoticed.”


Don't be fooled though - the man on set in these pictures is NOT Bjorn - it's producer Gary Goetzman ! 



































Here we go again on location for Mamma Mia! film crew

After filming scenes at an Oxford college actors and crew from the Mamma Mia! sequel took a walk along the Thames.
Recalling the opening line from pop smash Angeleyes, ABBA's 1979 double A-side hit with Voulez-Vous - 'last night I was taking a walk along the river' - the Universal Pictures movie crew relocated from New College in the city centre to the riverbank near The Trout pub in Wolvercote.
Actors dressed in student gowns to take part in the filming.
Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600m around the globe filming has started on the sequel in Oxford.

Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper will reprise their roles as Sophie and Sky in the movie featuring ABBA songs while Piers Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard and Colin Firth also return to play Sophie’s three possible dads, Sam, Bill and Henry.
New additions include Cinderella and Baby Driver actress Lily James and she has been filming scenes at New College in Holywell Street, where production vehicles have been parked this week.
A member of staff at the college said: “The film crew has been here all week but we are trying to get on with their work.”

Security was tight and members of the public were not being allowed into the college as filming took place.
Scenes are also expected to be filmed in the villages of Wytham and Wolvercote, and in Croatia.
The new film, due in cinemas next July, is directed by Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, while Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus from ABBA return to provide music and lyrics.
Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski are also back in their original roles.
The Universal Pictures movie switches back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present.

Producer Judy Cramer said: “I’m so thrilled to have our brilliant original cast back and to welcome the new cast to the Mamma Mia! family.

“It was so much fun casting these young roles, and there is great excitement among the whole cast as we explore the characters past and present and continue this heartwarming story where it left off, told once again through much-loved ABBA songs.”

The creative team includes musical director Martin Koch and music programmer Nick Gilpin, both collaborators of the original stage show, as well as Anthony van Laast, choreographer of the stage show and Mamma Mia! The Movie.

The new movie, entitled Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, is due out on July 20, 2018.
It is produced by Ms Cramer and Gary Goetzman, producers of the original film.

Ms Cramer is also the producer of the worldwide smash hit musical visiting the New Theatre in November.

http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/15494643.PICTURES__Here_we_go_again___on_location_for_Mamma_Mia_filming/ 

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