Brosnan joining Streep in "Mamma Mia!"

Wed Mar 7, 2007 8:52am GMT

Pierce Brosnan arrives at the red-carpet for the 'Goldene Kamera' award given by a popular German television magazine in Berlin February 1, 2007 file photo. Brosnan is in final negotiations to join Meryl Streep in the movie version of the popular ABBA musical ''Mamma Mia!'' REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Pierce Brosnan arrives at the red-carpet for the 'Goldene Kamera' award given by a popular German television magazine in Berlin February 1, 2007 file photo. Brosnan is in final negotiations to join Meryl Streep in the movie version of the popular ABBA musical ''Mamma Mia!''

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Pierce Brosnan is in final negotiations to join Meryl Streep in the movie version of the popular ABBA musical "Mamma Mia!"

The story revolves around a bride-to-be (Amanda Seyfried) and her formerly rebellious mom (Streep) who raised her on a Greek island and never disclosed the identity of her father.

The bride locates three men who might be her father and invites them to her wedding. Brosnan will play the main father figure.

The musical features 22 ABBA songs, including "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All."

Phyllida Lloyd is directing the Universal project; ABBA members and songwriters Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus will serve as executive producers, as will Tom Hanks.

Brosnan has "Butterfly on a Wheel," which he also produced, and "Married Life" with Rachel McAdams and Chris Cooper, in the can. Seyfried has appeared in "Mean Girls" and "Alpha Dog," and can be seen on HBO's "Big Love."

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