Last year, writer-director Richard Curtis was able to enlist the cast of his cinematic classic “Love Actually” to reunite in a short sequel for Red Nose Day, an annual charity telethon for Comic Relief that raises money to combat homelessness.
Curtis has just announced on Twitter a similar endeavour for another of his movies: He’ll be reuniting the cast of “Four Weddings and a Funeral” (for which he wrote the screenplay but did not direct).
“Well, I’m quite excited because we are doing a 12-minute film of ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ 25 years later,” said Curtis in a brief video he shared on Twitter.
“It’s going to have in it all the original cast: Andie MacDowell, John Hannah, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Grant,” he continued. “And then there’s also going to be a couple of younger people because 25 years have passed and it’s a wedding.”
The new sequel, he revealed, will be titled “One Red Nose Day and a Wedding”, and will re-team Curtis with Mike Newell, who directed the original.
As to whose wedding viewers will witness, Curtis is keeping his lips zipped. “I can’t tell you whose wedding it is,” he said, “because that’s the twist.”
Curtis also invited fans to participate in a “prize draw,” explaining, “If you enter, you give some money to Comic Relief and the prize for one person is to come down on the day we film, have breakfast with all the cast.
“I think it is a once-in-a-lifetime thing,” he joked. “Hugh Grant might not be around much longer.”
While waiting for the Ides of March to roll around, check out these highlights from the 2017 “Love Actually” Red Nose Day sequel: