A dozen years ago, somebody rolled the dice on the ideas of Nia Vardolas, to the tune of $5 million.
“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” came out.
America loved it. The world loved it. People got rich. And I’m not talking about Greek food feasts. As in, cha-ching for the biggest grossing romantic comedy ever.
There will be a sequel. Some people are warming up their Greek dancing already. Some people are saying finally. Vardolas is cracking wise about it.
You can see what she told Variety by clicking over to my Thursday installment of my Syracuse New Times film blog.
But wait before you jump to that link below.
Johnny Depp is in negotiations to play Harry Houdini.
This Houdini will be fashioned from the book that documents how not only was he a escape artist, but a master of spying and espionage, too.
I will not make a joke about whether or not this film will be a safe bet at the box office. I will allow you to escape that cheap sort of humor this week.
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Did you see “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” 12 years ago? Did you ever think you’d see the sequel? Don’t you just love baklava? Do you think Johnny Depp is more believable as a swashbuckling pirate, Tonto making fun of the Lone Ranger, or Harry Houdini spying on people?