May 28, 2014 9:45 am

Nia Vardalos to make ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ sequel

Nia Vardalos, pictured in April 2013.

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TORONTO — Canadian actress and screenwriter Nia Vardalos is re-teaming with John Corbett for a sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Vardalos wrote the script and will reprise her role as Toula Portokalos, the unassuming Greek woman who was swept off her feet by Corbett’s character Ian in the 2002 movie.

The made-in-Toronto movie, which was made for a reported $5 million, earned $369 million at the box office.

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A follow-up TV series, My Big Fat Greek Life, lasted only one season.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding had its roots in Winnipeg, where it was originally staged by Vardalos as a one-woman play.

The 51-year-old was born Antonia Vardalos in Winnipeg and attended the city’s Shaftesbury High School before moving to Toronto to study at Ryerson University.

The Greek Wedding sequel will reportedly focus on the family coming together again for another wedding and to deal with the revelation of a family secret.

BELOW: Watch the trailer for My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

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