The official movie trailer for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is out now! The trailer starts with Toula Portokalos, played by Nia Vardalos, returning to Greece after her father’s death. Toula explains in a voiceover that “a lot has happened” since her big fat Greek wedding to her xeno husband, Ian Miller (played by John Corbett.)
“My father passed away and his last wish was for us to visit his childhood village and reconnect with our roots,” says Toula. “So we’re having a reunion.” And by ‘we,’ I mean, the whole family,” she adds as viewers see Toula’s lively Aunt Voula (Andrea Martin) offering fellow airplane passengers treats from a box of homemade souvlaki she brought aboard the flight.
The movie trailer reveals that Toula is on a mission to uncover her late father’s best friends, but first she’ll have to endure the surprise of living under one roof with her big fat Greek family!
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The beautiful Mamma Mia like scenery includes breathtaking views of Greece, which is home to historic beachfront mansions and vibrant street markets. While Aunt Voula interrogates Toula’s daughter, Paris (Elena Kampouris), regarding her relationship with a boy named Aristotle (Elias Kacavas), the family participates in street dancing with locals in one scene.
The end of the trailer shows Toula and Ian sharing romantic moments amidst the turmoil, reminding viewers that the odd couple’s love story began more than 20 years ago and is the source of all these great huge Greek chuckles.
The first “Big Fat Greek Wedding” debuted in 2002 and went on to become the most successful romantic comedy of all time, grossing $368 million globally over the course of almost a full calendar year.
Vardalos’ one-woman play, in which she later starred and turned into the rom-com classic, served as the inspiration for the first movie. Young Greek-American Fotoula “Toula” Portokalos (Vardalos), against her large Greek family’s adamant opposition, falls in love with “xeno” non-Greek Ian Miller (John Corbett).
Toula makes the decision to marry him despite everything. Toula and Ian slowly and hilariously persuade the Portokalos family to embrace Ian and their impending nuptials as they negotiate the wedding planning process.
In 2016, more than a decade after the original film’s release, Vardalos released the follow-up, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” in which Toula finds out that Gus (Constantine) and Maria (Kazan) are not actually married after discovering that the priest failed to sign the couple’s marriage licence 50 years earlier. MBFGW 2 grossed $90.6 million worldwide with a $18 million budget.
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Gary Goetzman have returned to produce the 3rd film, alongside returning executive producers Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer and Steven Shareshian.
“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” hits theatres on Sept. 8, 2023.