`My Big Fat Greek Wedding` to get a sequel

PTI| Last Updated: May 28, 2014, 18:19 PM IST

Los Angeles: `My Big Fat Greek Wedding`, the 2002 hit romantic comedy, is getting a sequel with the stars and producers returning for the next intallment.

Nia Vardalos, who wrote and starred in the film, will reprise her role as the first-generation Greek-American woman while John Corbett will return as the non-Greek man, who falls for her.

Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are returning as producers.

The story of the film began as a play from Vardalos that told of her life growing up in a Greek household in Winnipeg and then marrying a non-Greek.

Wilson, who is half-Greek, saw the play and brought it to the attention of Hanks.

The film became one of the most successful independent movies of its time by earning USD 241 million at the domestic box office.

The original film was directed by Joel Zwick but the producers are yet to announce a director for the sequel, which involves the reveal of a family secret and a new wedding, described as bigger and fatter, that brings the clan together again.