Movie News: Amanda Seyfried Confirmed for ‘Mamma Mia 2’; Watch New ‘Baby Driver’ Trailer

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: Amanda Seyfried, who broke out big in Mamma Mia! (above) back in 2008, is the first original cast member to be confirmed for the sequel. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again will again feature ABBA songs; reportedly, it will be set in the present day and also feature extended scenes from the younger days of the characters. It’s set for release on July 20, 2018. [Deadline]

The Spy Who Dumped Me

The Spy Who Dumped Me: Sam Heughan (TV’s Outlander, above) is in negotiations for a lead role in the comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me. Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis will star as best friends who get mixed up in an international conspiracy, in part because an ex-boyfriend was a spy. Susanna Fogel will direct. [Deadline]

Ron Howard

Opera Documentary: Ron Howard, who recently made music docs The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years and Made in America, will now turn his documentary eye to the world of opera, focusing on the late iconic singer Luciano Pavarotti, who passed away in 2007. Howard admits: “I didn’t know that much about opera, but always found Pavarotti a charismatic figure.” The studio aims to release the movie next year. [Deadline]

Baby Driver

Baby Driver Trailer: A new trailer for Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver spotlights Kevin Spacey as the head of a criminal gang, and Jamie Foxx as a wild-card criminal. Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Eiza Gonzalez and Jon Hamm also star; the action-thriller slams into theaters on June 28. [Movieclips]

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