Love Actually Is Actually Getting a Sequel
But there's a catch.
This is not a drill: Love Actually is getting a sequel! Well... sort of.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, almost all of the original cast has signed on to film a follow-up to the beloved holiday movie from 2003. The catch? It will only be 10 minutes long.
Director Richard Curtis, has reunited most of his cast for a short film for Red Nose Day, a fundraiser run by U.K. charity Comic Relief. The short film will revisit the lives of the characters 14 years after the film's conclusion. Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Andrew Lincoln, and Rowan Atkinson are reportedly all on board, as is Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who played the impossibly adorable Sam.
“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 in a statement. “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.”
The mini-movie is set to premiere in the U.K. on May 24 and on NBC in the U.S. the following day.