We are SO excited about this!
This news is so good, we had to read it twice! Our favourite feel good romantic comedy is getting a reboot, with many of the original cast members back on board!
And here’s a first look at the trailer!
It’s been 13 years since Love Actually plucked at our heartstrings, and now the intertwined tale of nine couples at varying stages of their relationship is returning to out screens once more.
Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Andrew Lincoln and Rowan Atkinson are amongst the original Love Actually cast reuniting for the Comic Relief film Red Nose Day Actually.
The short film revisits the film’s character’s to see what they’re up to in 2017. And we’re hoping that they’ll be more make ups than break ups for this second instalment.
On the new ‘movie’ writer and director Richard Curtis said:
“Over the years I’ve enjoyed doing Red Nose Day specials of TV things I’ve worked on – “Blackadder”, “The Vicar of Dibley” and “Mr Bean”.
“It seemed like a fun idea this year to do a special sketch based one of my films, since Red Nose Day is now in both the UK and America. 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.”
The cast members have also been shedding some light on what to expect from the much anticipated sequel.
Actress Martine McCutcheon revealed that her character Natalie, and Hugh Grant’s character, former ‘Prime Minister’ David, are scheduled to shoot scenes together. However, as the 40-year-old star revealed, that doesn’t guarantee that the sweet couple are still together.
Martine said, “I’m hoping me and Hugh are still together because we’re filming together.”
“I’d love for them to have a couple of kids and for him to still be doing the silly dancing.”
WATCH OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH Martine McCutcheon RIGHT HERE
The mum-of-one also revealed that the two actors have stayed in touch all this time. “We still text each other and see each other” Martine said. “We just have the banter – we’re so different – we’re from such different backgrounds.”
Meanwhile, one of the films younger stars has also been opening up about the new short film.
Olivia Olson, who played talented schoolgirl Joanna in the original film, is now 24 years old but is back to take part in the sequel.
In the original 2003 film, she plays an American exchange student who a young Sam becomes besotted with.
Speaking with The Fix, the American actress revealed that Joanna and Sam are still very much in each other’s lives all these years later. “We [Joanna and Sam] do re-meet later in life and we come to Liam Neeson to tell him a little something.” How exciting! She also said, “It all seems very happy and we’re in a good place”.
Can’t wait to tune in? The short film will be shown as part of Red Nose Day 2017, on Friday 24th March on BBC One.
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So how excited are you for the remake? What (or who!) are you most excited to see in the film? Let us know on Twitter or on our Facebook page!
The thing that writer and director Richard Curtis is most looking forward to? “Who has aged best?” he revealed! “I guess that’s the big question… or is it so obviously Liam?” We can’t wait! This is going to make for the best Friday night in ever!