Say a little prayer for this to happen!
Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney are both down for a sequel to "My Best Friend's Wedding." Now we just need Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett to jump on board. Oh, and it would be nice to have a script -- so maybe Ronald Bass can whip another something up, with P.J. Hogan returning to direct?
"My Best Friend's Wedding" came out in 1997, with Roberts as anti-heroine Julianne Potter -- who tried her best/worst to sabotage the wedding of her best friend Michael (Dermot Mulroney) to sweet Kimmy (Cameron Diaz). She failed.
But through it all was her real BFF George (Rupert Everett), and maybe that's the pair we could focus on in the sequel? Maybe George gets married and Julianne gets jealous again? Or maybe George gets jealous if Julianne plans a wedding? Or follow a wedding for one of Kimmy's fun twin bridesmaids (played by Rachel Griffiths and Carrie Preston)?
Anyway, someone should come up with something good now that Roberts has the door open.
Julia Roberts is on this week's cover of Entertainment Weekly to promote her new Amazon show "Homecoming," which also features Dermot Mulroney. EW asked which of her films she'd like to revisit for a sequel, if she could. Here's her response:
"A lot of people want to follow up with Vivian [of 'Pretty Woman']."
But she said she's like to see where the "Wedding" characters are today.
"I guess I think maybe it’s just because we’re talking about Dermot. But Rupert was so funny in 'My Best Friend’s Wedding.' I guess Kimmy and Michael are married and they probably have kids. And then there’s me and Rupert."
Mulroney told EW he'd like to revisit the team too:
"I’ll tell you that movie has wormed its way further and further under my skin, and I see more and more layers of how it holds meaning and sustains as a piece, and obviously it’s always been irresistible. I think there’s only about four people on Earth that could make a movie like that, and they include Rupert, Cameron, Julia, and me. So, let’s have at it."
Maybe a bit more than four since you'll need a script and director, never mind the rest of the production crew.
Speaking of the script, did you know the movie had a different original ending? Apparently test audiences didn't like it, so they went back months later to shoot the current ending.
What do you think of checking in on these characters more than 20 years later? Obviously we'll need more songs, dances, and Kimmy's adorably bad karaoke:
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