Thirteen years ago, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” was all anybody could talk about. The tiny film made for $5 million was a ridiculously huge smash hit, earning $241 million domestic, on its way to a $386 million worldwide. Those are the kind of numbers you expect from something with branding and toys built in, not from a comedy with zero A-list stars. Well, everyone is hoping magic can happen again as the gang is back for “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” and the first trailer has arrived.
Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Gia Carides, Joey Fatone, Elena Kampouris, Alex Wolff, Louis Mandylor, Bess Meisler, Bruce Gray, Fiona Reid, Ian Gomez, Jayne Eastwood, Mark Margolis, Andrea Martin, and Michael Constantine are some of the new and old faces that return in the film that catches up with the family some years later where, you guessed it, another wedding will have be mounted. Meanwhile, there’s a coming-of-age story tossed into the mix, and jokes about trying to have sex when your parents are always around.
“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” opens on March 25th, perhaps as a counter-programming move to “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.”