Meryl Streep is an American actress who has worked in films, television shows, and on stage. In 1975, she made her stage debut in Trelawny of the ‘Wells’ at The Public Theater. Mamma Mia! is a 2008 American musical comedy film directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Catherine Johnson, based on her book for the same-named 1999 musical. The film is based on the songs of the Swedish pop group ABBA, with extra music composed by Benny Andersson, an ABBA member.
Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgard, Meryl Streep, and Julie Walters are among the cast members. The story centers around a young bride-to-be who invites three men to her approaching wedding, one of whom could be her father. Relativity Media, Playtone, and Littlestar Productions co-produced the picture, which was an international co-production between the United Kingdom and the United States.
From August to September 2007, the majority of the filming took place on the Greek island of Skopelos. Universal Pictures distributed the film. Mamma Mia! had its world debut in London on June 30, 2008, and its Swedish premiere on July 4, 2008, with ABBA members Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and Agnetha Fältskog in attendance. On a $52 million budget, the film grossed $603 million worldwide, making it the fifth highest-grossing picture of 2008. On July 20, 2018, a sequel, titled Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, was published, with the majority of the core cast returning.
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