Get ready to get the shit kicked out of you by love… again
Nostalgia is in, and revivals are all the rage right now. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Fuller House, Girl Meets World — so many of our ’90s and ’00s faves are getting screen time again lately.
And it’s a trend that we fully stand behind, because the next classic film to get a 2017 revival is none other than the greatest love story of all time: Love Actually.
Thankfully, Love Actually isn’t getting the full sequel treatment, because — let’s be honest — it’s too good for a sequel and we simply can’t risk ruining that perfection. But the original cast is getting back together for a 10-minute short, and it’ll be to promote a great cause: Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day, a day during which celebs wear red clown noses to raise awareness and donations to combat childhood poverty. To date, Red Nose Day has raised more than $1 billion worldwide, all to help kids.
The short will feature almost all of the big names from the 2003 film, including Hugh Grant, Keira Knightly, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Martine McCutcheon, Andrew Lincoln, Lucia Moniz, Olivia Olson, Marcus Brigstocke, and Rowan Atkinson.
Unfortunately, it will not include Alan Rickman, who passed away last year (insert all the crying emojis), or Emma Thompson, who played his wife in the movie.
According to Deadline, Love Actually‘s director, Richard Curtis, is helming the mini-sequel, and, for anyone who’s worried it won’t live up to all our admittedly high expectations, he promises that it will be “very much in the spirit of the original film.”
“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. “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 re-creating their characters 14 years later.”