Rita Wilson is so excited about 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' sequel

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Rita Wilson Is So Excited About 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' Sequel

On "Watch What Happens Live," actress Rita Wilson just couldn't hold in her excitement about the upcoming sequel to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."

"Yes! We're making a sequel, and we're gonna start filming in January."

"We have all the original cast coming back, it's very exciting, we're really happy."

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Cast members of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding', winner of the award for Favorite Comedy Motion Picture (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
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Rita Wilson, producer of the film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," accepts the award for favorite comedic motion picture with Nia Vardalos, who wrote and starred in the film, at the 29th Annual People's Choice Awards Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, in Pasadena, Calif. Tom Hanks, far right, who also produced the film, holds hands with actress Lainie Kazan, back left. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Nia Vardalos, who wrote and starred in the film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," poses with John Corbett, who also starred in the film, after they accepted the award for favorite comedic motion picture at the 29th Annual People's Choice Awards Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
The cast and producers of the new CBS television show "My Big Fat Greek Life" from left, Louis Mandylor, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Rita Wilson, Nia Vardalos, Brad Grey, Marsh McCall, Steven Eckholdt and Andrea Martin answer questions for reporters Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, in Los Angeles. The cast and producers were on hand for the Television Critics Association press tour. (AP Photo/Ric Francis)
Cast members of the new CBS comedy series "My Big Fat Greek Life," from left, Louis Mandylor, Nia Vardalos, Lainie Kazan and Michael Constantine, rehearse a scene on the set of the show Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, in Los Angeles. The half-hour sitcom, based on the hit film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," will settle into a regular Sunday night time slot after it's premiere at 9:30 p.m., EST, Monday, Feb. 24. (AP Photo/Rene Macura)
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This sequel's been a long time coming, with the original hitting theaters in 2002. But Wilson has now confirmed that they'll begin shooting early next year. Opa!

Writer and star Nia Vardalos announced she was working on the sequel on Twitter back in May. "Now that I'm experiencing motherhood I feel ready to write this next chapter."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the flick will take a similar route to the first, except it'll be, well, bigger and fatter.

"The plot of the new script involves the reveal of a family secret and a new wedding ... that brings the Greek clan together again."

So we know that Nia Vardalos has written the script and will be starring in the film alongside original co-star John Corbett. But at this point, we still don't know who'll be directing the sequel.
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