Can you feel it? “Love Actually” is all around us.
It has just been announced that the beloved 2003 romantic Christmas comedy will be getting a sequel. Well, sort of. Director Richard Curtis revealed that the original cast has signed on to reunite a 10-minute mini-sequel.
Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, Lucia Moniz, Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Olson, Bill Nighy, Marcus Brigstocke, and Rowan Atkinson are reprising their roles for the short film as a part of this year’s British charity Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.
“I would never have dreamt of writing a sequel to ‘Love Actually,’ but I thought it might be fun to do 10 minutes to see what everyone is now up to” Curtis said in a statement.
The filmmaker continued,”Who has aged best? ― I guess that’s the big question … or is it so obviously Liam? We’ve been delighted and grateful that so many of the cast are around and able to take part ― and it’ll certainly be a nostalgic moment getting back together and recreating their characters 14 years later. We hope to make something that’ll be fun ― very much in the spirit of the original film and of Red Nose Day“.
Notably missing from the list are Emma Thompson, Martin Freeman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Laura Linney, Rodrigo Santoro and, of course, the late Alan Rickman who passed away last year.
The “Love Actually” mini-sequel will air 24th March 2017 on BBC One.