After 14 years, Love Actually is finally getting a sequel! Much to the delight of rom com fans, news are making rounds that the holiday-favorite flick is getting a part two. There have been interesting updates as well, saying that the original cast is set to reprise their roles when Love Actually sequel comes out. Find out what you should expect from the movie, and when you can expect swoon-worthy moments once again!
Love Actually Sequel: Original Cast Returning
According to a report from Slash Film, the upcoming sequel is set to reunite the first movie’s cast. Many fans remember the Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Rowan Atkinson, Andrew Lincoln and others’ stellar performances that made this movie an instant hit.
The sequel is said to show what the characters have been up to, 14 years later since that faithful Christmas affair. It should be noted however, that not all stars from the first film are coming back. Actresses Laura Linney and Emma Thompson are not returning for the sequel. Since actor Alan Rickman passed away, it could be a reason why Thompson’s character isn’t included. That would certainly be a tough storyline to update.
Love Actually was created by Emmy-winning director Richard Curtis. “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,” Curtis said.
The original film made £194 millions worldwide and won a supporting actor Bafta for actor Bill Nighy. It also marked Curtis’ debut as a director, afterwards producing popular films like The Boat That Rocked in 2009 and About Time in 2013.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 15, 2017
Love Actually Sequel: For-Charity Flick Release Date, Story Details Revealed
Curtis also mentioned that the sequel will take the format of a short film. Entitled Red Nose Day Actually, the sequel was created in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day fundraiser. Fans will get to see it on Mar. 24 on BBC One. It will also be broadcasted as part of NBC’s Red Nose Day Special on May 25.
“Over the years, I’ve enjoyed doing Red Nose Day specials of TV things I’ve worked on. It seemed like a fun idea this year to do a special sketch based on one of my films, since Red Nose Day is now in the UK and America. I would have 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. Who has aged best? I guess that is the big question… or is it so obviously Liam?” Curtis said.
While the first film has been all sorts of fun, it remains to be seen whether Love Actually sequel will follow the same tone. In the end, remember that watching the follow-up to the 2013 hit film is a great way to raise money to help those in need.
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) February 15, 2017