Love Actually is making a comeback. Yep, you heard right!
The cast of the hit romantic film are said to be reuniting for this year’s Comic Relief and the news has taken social media by storm.
According to The Guardian, the sequel will give fans a glimpse at what has happened to some of the best-loved characters, 14 years after the Christmas movie first hit the big screen.
Director Richard Curtis, who is also a Comic Relief trustee, told the newspaper: “I would never have dreamt of writing a sequel to Love Actually, but I thought it might be fun to see what everyone is now up to. 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.”
So what do we know?
Who has signed up:
Final names have not been confirmed, but reports suggest the sequel will reunite the likes of Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Olson, Bill Nighy, Marcus Brigstocke, Andrew Lincoln, Lucia Moniz, Rowan Atkinson and Colin Firth. Emma Thompson’s name has been absent from the whispers and, sadly, Alan Rickman – who played Emma’s on-screen husband – passed away in January 2016.
How long will it be:
Unlike the film, this sequel is going straight to the small screen and will only be 10 minutes long. That’s gonna be one super-fast catch-up!
When can we watch it?
The Love Actually sequel will air during Comic Relief, which will air on 24 March on the BBC. US fans can catch it on NBC…but they will have to wait an entire two months before it crosses the pond.
Any clues to the plot-line?
In December 2015, Richard and his scriptwriter wife Emma Feud took their family to a late-night screening of Love Actually. During the evening, the couple revealed how some of the characters’ lives have panned out. The pair confirmed that Sam and Joanna DID get together after he raced to the airport. But what about Mark and Juliet, played by Andrew Lincoln and Kiera Knightley? When asked if Juliet ever ditched her husband for his besotted mate, Emma tweeted: “Nope. enough. enough now.” And it appears poor old Sarah never did enjoy a long-term relationship with Karl either. Emma told one fan who had questioned whether they had a happy ending: “Tragic I’m afraid.”
We CANNOT wait for this!