Cher is preparing to be a ‘dancing Queen’ in the sequel to Abba movie musical Mamma Mia!
The Oscar-winning actress is in London rehearsing choreography sequences for the film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
The Mail can reveal she will appear in two song and dance sequences in the follow up to the 2008 Mamma Mia! Movie, which starred Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper and Christine Baranski, all of whom are in the new film.
Lily James is also in the film as the younger version of Donna, Streep’s character.
The cast has been shooting on locations in Croatia but they will join Cher on the dance floor set up at Shepperton Studios later this week.
Cher’s role and names of the Abba numbers she’ll sing are being kept under wraps.
‘Cher’s our secret weapon. It’ll spoil the fun if we give anything away,’ an executive connected to the film explained last night.
Cher, 71, has not been in front of film cameras for several years, although she has been busy touring and collaborating on developing a Broadway musical based on her life and career.
Her Oscar was for best actress in Moonstruck in 1988.
The stage show will feature her signature chart-toppers such as I Got You Babe, Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves and The Shoop Shoop Song.
Cher revealed on her Twitter feed that she has been rehearsing dance numbers but didn’t disclose the name of the project.
However, she happily admitted to being in the UK where, she noted, ‘It’s always felt like home.’
Mamma Mia! started out on stage in London eighteen years ago where it remains a West End favourite.
Judy Craymer the producer who helped create the show also backed the 2008 film which took one billion dollars at the box office worldwide.
There is no official word on a story line for the sequel, though sources point to a potential prequel concept with focus on characters played by Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, and Pierce Brosnan set before the action of the original musical.
The sequel is set to feature Abba hits not featured in the original musical, “along with some reprised favorites,” Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus are aboard again to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers.
Source Daily Mail