‘Love Actually’ gets a sequel; Returns as short film for Red Nose Day

By Dipannita Feb 17, 2017 12:05 PM EST
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The classic Christmas holiday movie "Love Actually" is back with a sequel of sorts. It is returning as a short film with many original cast members as well as director Richard Curtis. The short film is being created for Red Nose Day.

After fourteen years, "Love Actually" is back. According to US Weekly, the classic is being remade in a short film for Comic Relief's Red Nose day, which raises money for poverty eradication. Once made, it will be broadcast on March 24 on BBC One and on NBC on May 25 in the US. Most of the cast including Hugh Grant, Andrew Lincoln, Keira Knightley, Rowan Atkinson, Colin Forth, Liam Neeson would return and so will director Richard Curtis.

In a statement, the "Love Actually" director said that he had never dreamt of writing a sequel to the movie but he thought it might be fun to do 10 minutes to see what everyone is now up to, New York Times claimed. When asked who has aged best, he said Liam. Curtis also expressed happiness at the reunion saying that it will be certainly a nostalgic moment getting back together and recreating the characters after fourteen years.

Speaking of characters, Daniel and Sam have been confirmed to return but it is not clear if the famous doorstep scene between Keira Knightley and Andrew Lincoln will be recreated. The short film will be revisiting the stories in a new light and probably the idea had begun taking roots in December 2015 itself. Emma Freud, Curtis' wife had dropped hints saying she imagined the characters after the end of the movie.

It may be recalled here that "Love Actually" is a cult classic and was released in 2003. The Christmas-themed movie revolved around nine love stories and received great response from the audience. It had an ensemble cast and touched upon the different flavors of love through different stories.

Now that "Love Actually" is being revisited, fans would be all excited to see what changes the love flavors have undergone in these fourteen years.

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