The cast and creators of beloved British rom-com “Four Weddings and a Funeral” are reuniting for a short sequel to raise money for charity.
The 1994 film’s screenwriter Richard Curtis is bringing together its stars again to raise money for Comic Relief, the aid organisation he founded with funnyman Lenny Henry in 1985.
The new instalment will pick up the story of Hugh Grant‘s bumbling Englishman Charles 25 years after the original, and will premiere in the U.K. as part of next March’s (2019) Red Nose Day event. It will also air during the American version of the comedy telethon in May.
Speaking about the new movie, Richard said in a press release: “We’re all definitely older – I suspect no wiser. It’s been really enjoyable working out what’s happened to all the characters – and now they get back together for the fifth wedding. Where, as usual, not everything will go as planned.”
As well as Hugh, its director Mike Newell will also return, as will other castmembers Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Hannah, Rowan Atkinson, and Anna Chancellor.
The original followed Charles as he navigated his friends’ nuptials and found love with elusive American beauty Andie MacDowell.
Fans of the film can also enter two prize draws by donating $12.70 (£10) to Comic Relief, with one winner getting the chance to join the cast for breakfast during filming next week (end December 16) and the other bagging a walk-on part in the movie itself.
For the last Red Nose Day in 2017 Richard brought back another of his rom-com creations, as he reunited the cast of his 2003 film “Love Actually” – which again included Hugh.
The U.K. TV special will take place on March 15.
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