Tom Hanks to Back ABBA-daptation

by | April 21, 2006 | Comments

The worldwide stage sensation "Mamma Mia!," a light-hearted musical packed to the gills with goofy ol’ ABBA songs (that also grossed about $1.5 billion all told), will soon earn a big-screen adaptation — thanks to producer Tom Hanks.

Says Variety: ""Mamma Mia!" — the tuner that made theater snobs cringe but that worldwide auds embraced — has fueled the bigscreen interest of Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.

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Hanks from "The Terminal"
The filmmakers are eyeing release by late 2007. The show’s book writer, Catherine Johnson, is penning the screenplay, which will stick closely to the crowd-pleasing musical’s plot. Raised on a Greek island by a formerly rebellious mom who never disclosed the identity of her father, a bride-to-be locates three men who might be her father and invites them to her wedding. The resulting conflict triggers 22 Abba hits like "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All.""

Someone let me know when the Air Supply movie gets greenlit.

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