'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Adds Alex Wolff (Exclusive)

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Alex Wolff

Nia Vardalos wrote the script and will return to star in the comedy sequel.

Comedy sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 has added Alex Wolff to the cast.

Nia Vardalos wrote the script and will return to star in the film. Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee) will direct the next chapter of the comedy hit, which will be produced by Rita Wilson and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. Paul Brooks and Steve Shareshian will executive produce alongside Vardalos and Scott Niemeyer.

Gold Circle Films and HBO Films will help produce the Playtone production of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which will center on a Portokalos family secret that will bring everyone back together for an even bigger — and Greeker — wedding.

Greek Wedding started out as a one-woman play from Vardalos that told of her life growing up in a Greek household in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and then marrying a non-Greek. Wilson, who is half Greek, saw the L.A. play and brought it to the attention of husband Hanks. The 2002 film earned $368 million worldwide and spawned a CBS sitcom spinoff, My Big Fat Greek Life.

Universal will release the feature-film sequel on March 25, 2016, in the U.S.

Wolff is the brother of Nat Wolff, who next will be seen in Paper Towns. Together, they got their start in the Nickelodeon musical series The Naked Brothers Band and released the album Black Sheep in 2011. They perform in the duo Nat & Alex Wolff. Alex Wolff's more recent credits include TV series In Treatment and 2013’s A Birder's Guide to Everything. His upcoming movies include Coming Through the Rye with Chris Cooper. He's repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.

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