Skip Nav
Oscars
Here Are All the (Real) 2017 Oscar Winners!
Oscars
John Legend's La La Land Performance Will Make You Wish He Sang the Entire Soundtrack
Oscars
Yikes: Moonlight Wins Best Picture After La La Land Is Mistakenly Awarded

Streep and Brosnan to Star in Mamma Mia

Firstly: "Mamma Mia!" as a movie. It's true: The Broadway musical based on the campy songs of Swedish pop group ABBA is going to be made into a film. Baffling, I know. But wait, there's more! Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep have signed on to costar in the film! My reaction: Whaaa?

As a rule, I'm not a big fan of making musicals into films. Chicago translated well into film, Dreamgirls — in my opinion — not so much. Even more confusing is this trend of making films into musicals (Legally Blonde, Edward Scissorhands?!) And while I know "Mamma Mia!" was big with the, uh, let's say matinee crowd, I wonder how it will come together on screen in a way that is appealing to many people. Yet, now that Brosnan and Streep are on board, I can't fully dismiss the idea. If they're involved, surely it can't end up being that humiliating... right?

Source and Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Staceygirl Staceygirl 9 years
I loooove Abba and Mamma Mia, but I'm a little nervous about this movie too. I guess it can't be any worse than the film version of Rent though.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Can't imagine this at all. As a Broadway musical, "Mama Mia" was okay, not the best; as a movie, I'm not sure that it will translate well. But, Meryl Streep did prove that she can sing (sort of) in "Prairie Home Companion," so she could pull it off.
chancleta chancleta 9 years
I heart Abba! WHOOT! Can't wait! Hope they make cameos!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
Huh. I love musicals - they're one of my guilty pleasures - but this doesn't appeal to me AT ALL. Maybe because I took my mother to see "Mamma Mia" and I hated it. Plus, this seems like weird casting to me... but who knows? They're both talented, so maybe it'll work.
Green Day's American Idiot to Become Stage Musical
Sleepless in Seattle to Become Broadway Musical
Musicals That Should Be Made into Movies
Would You See a Stage Production of Thriller?
Brady Bunch Musical
Joss Whedon's Other New Project Is . . . a Musical With NPH
Buzz Brainteaser

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds