Cast of Four Weddings and a Funeral to Reunite in Short Film for CharityImage via Gramercy Pictures/YouTube Movies News Four Weddings and a Funeral
A quarter of a century later, fans of Four Weddings and a Funeral are finally getting a fifth wedding.
The cast of Four Weddings and a Funeral, including Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell and Kristin Scott Thomas, will reunite for the first time in 25 years for a short movie in support of Red Nose Day 2019.
The writer of the original film, Richard Curtis, and its director, Mike Newell, are onboard the project, which is already in production. Alongside Grant, MacDowell and Thomas, actors John Hannah, Rowan Atkinson and James Fleet will also reprise their roles. The producers have also promised special guest stars—no word yet on who that might include.
Titled One Red Nose Day and a Wedding, the short film will be incorporated into the Red Nose Day fundraising telethons, Comic Relief announced on Wednesday. Curtis is co-founder and vice-chair of Comic Relief, an organization that combats world poverty. Since 1988, he has co-produced the BBC’s Red Nose Day live night of TV, which uses entertainment to raise money and awareness for children living in poverty.
The short will air during Red Nose Day 2019 on BBC One in Britain on March 15, 2019. It will run again as part of NBC’s programming for Red Nose Day USA in May.
One Red Nose Day and a Wedding follows the huge success of Red Nose Day Actually, a short sequel to Curtis’s Love Actually that premiered during Red Nose Day 2017. If the trend keeps up, maybe we’ll get follow-ups to Curtis’ other work, including Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’s Diary, in years to come.
Four Weddings and a Funeral was released in 1994 and propelled Grant into instant stardom. The film has also inspired a TV series adaptation that is in production for Hulu, adapted by Mindy Kaling.