Mamma Mia! (promoted as Mamma Mia! The Movie) is a 2008 musical romantic comedy film based on the 1999 musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, with additional music composed by ABBA member Benny Andersson. An international co-production between Germany, United Kingdom and United States, the film was directed by Phyllida Lloyd and distributed by Universal Pictures in partnership with Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's Playtone and Littlestar, and the title originates from ABBA's 1975 chart-topper "Mamma Mia". Meryl Streep plays the lead role of single mother Donna Sheridan. Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård play the three possible fathers to Donna's daughter, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried).