Put on your dancing shoes — because Cher has officially joined the cast of the Mamma Mia! sequel Here We Go Again. The 71-year-old pop legend took to Twitter over the weekend to tease her appearance in the film, and Variety confirmed her participation in part two of the Abba-inspired musical on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
On Sunday, Oct. 15, Cher tweeted, “FERNANDO,” seemingly suggesting that she will be singing a cover of Abba’s 1976 hit song of the same name in Here We Go Again. The “Believe” songstress also confirmed that she has already started rehearsals for the movie, and praised the rest of the cast for their talent. “Just went through two dance numbers,” she wrote. “Everyone’s Great.”
💋 pic.twitter.com/CMqHKnLeAO— Cher (@cher) October 15, 2017
And the chart-topping diva posted a pic of some super-stylish, silver platform boots that we hope she wears in the flick. Naturally, fans had a lot of questions for Cher about her participation in the project. When one follower asked if she will be singing a duet with Meryl Streep (who played Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia!), the Grammy winner simply wrote, “Hhmmm.” Asked to share more details, Cher eventually tweeted, “No more info…”
Director Ol Parker — who also wrote the script for Here We Go Again — expressed his excitement over Cher joining the cast via Twitter on Sunday. “This is exciting,” he enthused. “@cher has come to play. And rule.”
The movie began shooting in September in the U.K. and Croatia. Meryl, 68, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, and Christine Baranski are all returning. According to Variety, the original 2008 film grossed more than $600 million. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! hits theaters July 20, 2018.
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