This appears in the July 30, 2018 issue of TIME. It’s our big nod to ABBA, but we don’t know what it is yet. Lily James (above), of course, is a star already, and rightly so, even if she does look more like a young Jessica Lange here than a young Streep. Rather sweetly, as it turns out, but, come on, this is a Richard Curtis story – it was always going to be rather sweetly, wasn’t it? Young Donna (a game, bright-eyed Lily James) graduated from Oxford in 1979 and took off for Greece by way of Paris, sleeping with three swains (Hugh Skinner, Josh Dylan and Jeremy Irvine) along the way. The final Mamma Mia!Here We Go Again trailer brings back the old gang from the original Mamma Mia!, but avoids addressing Donna's (Meryl Streep) fate in the film.Streep technically appears in both the final trailer and teaser trailer for the Mamma Mia! It’s a dark, excessively stylised thriller set in a near future where riots have broken out after the water companies decided to turn off the city’s supply. Jodie Foster doesn’t make a lot of films these days – only four in the past seven years – so it’s a shame that her latest, Hotel Artemis is such a let-down. All rights reserved. Ten years after Mamma Mia! We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Cher emerges, singing in that dusky, magic-hour voice and wearing a pair of bell-bottoms so extreme, she looks like a psychedelic upside-down lily. Hugh Skinner (best known as the hapless intern from TV’s W1A) is very funny as the younger version of Colin Firth’s character, and his Parisian brasserie-set version of Waterloo provides one of the comic highlights. Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again. Everyone has a sense of humor about everything. Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC. supports HTML5 Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis and Nicky Kentish Barnes also serve as executive producers.Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs the sequel from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker. The finale required all kinds of schedule finagling, including a last-minute move that allowed Cher to participate alongside her on-screen daughters, Streep and James. Those costumes, that talent, and the ABBA music provides the happiest end to a film this summer, and Craymer thinks it’s emblematic of the best “Mamma Mia!” has to offer. For anyone who enjoyed the recent flypast to celebrate the RAF’s centenary, Spitfire is an excellent documentary telling the story of the iconic fighter, above, with the help of a splendid selection of pilots, plotters and female delivery pilots. Ol Parker’s film serves as both a sequel and a prequel to the 2008 film, with one timeline following Lily James as a young Donna (played in the first film by Meryl Streep) as she makes her way to the Greek island that will become her home, while another focuses on Donna’s now-grown daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) as she attempts to make her mother’s dream of owning a hotel on the island come true. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried, above) struggles to reopen the Hotel Bella Donna on the Greek island of Kalokairi (played perfectly well by the Croatian island of Vis this time around). browser that Sign up for our Email Newsletters here. It’s going to be platform boots. ‘What did Colin say? Lily James, of course, is a star already, and rightly so, even if she does look more like a young Jessica Lange here than a young Streep. It’s short of charm but features strong female, African and Asian characters for the first time. that means the older actors, we had a blast, all dressed up,’ says Christine. Yep, that’s a sock down Colin Firth’s pants in the grand finale of Mamma Mia! “There’s moments in this film where it’s all about the sense of irony, sense of tongue-in-cheek, and a kind of wink at the audience,” Craymer said. There are some truly glorious moments as we head into the final lap.