Here we go again. Seriously – there’s a sequel in the works to popular musical film Mamma Mia, and it will star Dominic Cooper reunite alongside his ex-girlfriend Amanda Seyfried.
The couple last starred together in 2008’s smash hit film, which follows a hotelier (Meryl Streep) preparing for her daughter’s wedding in Greece – but her daughter has secretly invited three men from her mother’s past in the hope she will meet her real father and give her away on the big day.
The film featured the music of Swedish pop ‘factory’ ABBA and their infectious blend of Scandinavian pop and heartfelt, often tragic lyrics.
But Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! will see Dominic Cooper (Sky) reunite with Amanda Seyfried (Sophie), the on-screen couple who actually became a real life couple when they met in 2008 and split three years later in 2011.
Since Cooper split with his on/off screen partner, he’s been dating another co-star – this time fellow Preacher actor Ruth Negga.
But for Cooper, it’s not going to be too much of an issue starring in a new movie with ex love interest Seyfried.
Speaking to The Times Cooper, 39, said: ‘I think it will be fine working with Amanda again. I haven’t spoken to her for a while, but we always remained friends.
‘Though it’ll be odd, gazing into each other’s eyes and singing an ABBA song.’
The actor, who also stars in Preacher, told of his fondness for the Mamma Mia brand, which raked in a reported $610 million (£472million) on release.
The film – which is tipped as a prequel to the first – will also see Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth reprise their roles, while Lily James will play a young Meryl Streep.
Dominic added: ‘It was a very turbulent, but enjoyable, happy time and part of life.
‘So to be going back there ten years down the line, with the same group of people. It’s like the point of reflection of 40 [years old]: it will be a marker.’
Earlier this month Metro.co.uk spoke exclusively with Dominic about how he will be singing a whole lot more in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
‘I’ve seen the script and I can’t believe it. 10 years later going back and I’ve got a dance rehearsal set up for next week which seems extraordinary. It feels so peculiar.
‘I can’t wait. It was such a happy time living on a Greek Island and occasionally doing a bit of dancing and singing. What will be intriguing is going back and seeing all the same faces and seeing where we’ve got to.
‘It’s the same little family of people that you’re suddenly going back to after ten years. It’ll be funny.’
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! is set for UK release on 27 July 2018.