My Big Fat Greek WeddingConsider this your official save-the-date card: "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" is slated for release on March 25, 2016.

If that date sounds familiar to you, that's because another high-profile sequel is also bowing that weekend: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." We're assuming that studio Universal is going for a counter-programming strategy by choosing that weekend.

Then again, this flick is all about surprise, since the announcement of its existence in the first place also raised eyebrows. The film is a follow-up to 2002 hit comedy "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," which made star Nia Vardalos a household name (for a little while, anyway) and earned an Oscar nomination in the process, thanks to a big push from producers Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.

Hanks and Wilson are back to produce this time around, as are stars Vardalos and John Corbett. The plot is set to revolve around the revelation of a big family secret -- and yes, another wedding is also planned for the occasion. (Perhaps that will involve Vardalos and Corbett's onscreen daughter, who made a brief appearance at the end of the first flick.)

British director Kirk Jones ("Nanny McPhee") is helming the project this time around. Like the first film, Vardalos is also writing the screenplay.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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