Love Actually is coming back for an unexpected sequel of sorts. As part of the Red Nose Day charity fundraising event, writer and director Richard Curtis is working on a 10-minute short that’ll check up on many of the characters from the 2003 film to see what they’re doing now. And most importantly, much of the original cast is returning for the short.
“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 of the project. “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.”
Curtis’ wife, Emma Freud, is the script editor, and she took to Twitter to break the news Wednesday, saying they start shooting Thursday. Oh and if you have any ideas for the short, let her know because apparently they’re still finalizing the details…
While many of the original stars are coming back, Emma Thompson hasn’t yet been confirmed. She and Alan Rickman played a married couple in the original film, and after Rickman’s passing it’s unclear how they would work that storyline into the film.
In case you’re curious, here’s a list of the actors who will be coming back: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson, Martine McCutcheon, Andrew Lincoln, Lucia Moniz, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Olivia Olson.