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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?

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Staceygirl Staceygirl 10 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 10 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 10 years
I heart Abba! WHOOT! Can't wait! Hope they make cameos!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 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.
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