Amanda Seyfried, former Veronica Mars actress, will be gracing the big screen with the musical film Mamma Mia!  The upcoming project is an adaptation of the West End musical of the same name based on the songs of Swedish pop music group ABBA.

Aside from playing Lilly Kane on Veronica Mars, Amanda Seyfried has appeared on series like Big Love, Wildfire, and All My Children.  She is also noted for her role as Karen Smith on the teen flick Mean Girls. Although she has worked in numerous films, this is her first strike in this type of genre.

In Mama Mia!, Amanda Seyfried plays the role of Sophia, beating out Rachel McAdams and Mandy Moore for the part.  She stars along with Meryl Streep as Donna Sheridan, Pierce Brosnan as Sam Carmichael, and Dominic Cooper as Sky just to name a few.

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the movie tells the tale of a young woman (Seyfried) embarking on a quest to discover the identity of her father on the eve of her wedding.  She invites three likely paternal candidates to her big day and causes conflict with her rebellious single mother (Streep).

The movie features the performances of 22 Abba hits including “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All.” Filming locations include London and Greece.

Produced by Universal Studios in partnership with Playtone and Littlestar, Mama Mia! is slated for release on July 18, 2008 in the Unites States and on November 28, 2008 in the United Kingdom.

Meanwhile, the former Veronica Mars actress is also busy with two other films.  She stars in Solstice, the upcoming horror-thriller about a young girl who discovers a disturbing secret about her twin sister who committed suicide.  Lastly, she is set to star in the film Safe Glass, a drama about a reporter who becomes involved in the lives of a group of high school teens.

-Kris, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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Kris De Leon

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