'Mamma Miya', a stage-to-film adaptation of the 1999 West End musical will be screened at the Majestic cinema, Colombo from October 3.
Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical that has been seen by more than 30 million people in 160 cities and 8 languages around the world.
Based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, with additional music also composed by ABBA member Benny Andersson, the film did very well at the box office and had the largest opening weekend of any musical film in U.S. history.
Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper join Streep in this celebration of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads.
Like the stage musical, the film's title originates from the group's 1975 chart-topper Mamma Mia and it was produced by Universal Pictures in partnership with Playtone and Littlestar and the film was released on July 3, 2008, in Greece. Longing to discover the identity of her true father before she exchanges her wedding vows, the daughter of a once-rebellious single mother secretly invites a trio of paternal candidates to her upcoming wedding in this feature adaptation of the beloved stage musical.
Independent-minded single mother Donna (Meryl Streep) has always done her best to raise her spirited daughter, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), while simultaneously running a successful hotel on a small Greek island, but now the time has come for this hardworking mom to finally let go. In just a few days, Sophie will be married, and Donna will stand by bittersweetly as her little girl takes flight. Of course, Donna's lifelong friends Rosie (Julie Walters) and Tanya (Christine Baranski) will both be present at the wedding, but unbeknownst to the mother, Sophie has furtively invited three very special guests of her own. When Sophie walks down the aisle on that fateful day, she wants her father to hand her off. The only problem is that Donna has never revealed the true identity of Sophie's father, leaving the resourceful future bride to narrow the list down to three potential candidates. Now, as three key figures from Donna's past return to the picturesque Mediterranean shores they all walked 20 years prior, one beautiful bride will discover the secret of her past while one lonely mother finds out that it's never too late for a little romance.
Phyllida Lloyd, director of both the original London sensation as well as the hit Broadway incarnation, makes her feature directorial debut with this big-screen version of the beloved musical featuring 22 classic ABBA songs with some of the all time hits like "I Have a Dream", "Mamma Mia", "Dancing Queen" and "Our Last Summer".
The major part of the movie was shot on small Greek islands, including Skopelos and Skiathos and the seaside hamlet of Damouchari in the Pelion area of Greece.
'Mamma Mia' was imported by Liberty Cinemas Ltd and distributed by CEL.