'Love Actually' Cast to Reunite and Film a Mini Sequel for Charity
By Desiree Murphy
It's hard to believe it's been nearly 14 years since Love Actually first premiered in theaters, but now, the cast is finally reuniting -- for a good cause!
Richard Curtis, director of the 2003 romantic comedy and co-founder of U.K. charity Comic Relief, is getting the beloved cast back together for the fundraiser's Red Nose Day next month, British broadcaster Emma Freud announced via Twitter on Wednesday.
ok - big announcement... Richard is reconvening the cast of Love Actually for this year's comic relief and is making #rednosedayactually
And get this -- they're even filming a mini sequel! Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Rowan Atkinson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Lucia Moniz, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bill Nighy, Marcus Brigstocke and Olivia Olson will all be a part of the project, which will revisit the lives of their characters.
"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 explained in an article posted on the fundraiser's website. "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," he continued. "We hope to make something that'll be fun -- very much in the spirit of the original film and of Red Nose Day -- and which we hope will help bring lots of viewers and cash to the Red Nose Day shows."
According to Freud, the script for Red Nose Day Actually is still being written, but filming begins on Thursday. She asked fans to send any story development ideas her way, as the sequel won't air until Red Nose Day's official event on March 24.