Richard Curtis, the director ‘Love Actually’ has reunited with its cast to make a special short film, which is being produced for the British charity Comic Relief. The short movie will be titled ‘Red Nose Day’. The cast of the short movie will include Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson and Bill Nighy reprising their characters from ‘Love Actually’. ‘Love Actually’ was released in most markets by Universal Studios and grossed nearly USD 25 million, worldwide.
Richard Curtis co-founded Comic Relief in 1985 alongside his compatriot, comedian and actor Lenny Henry. While talking about it in an interview he said that over the years, he has enjoyed doing Red Nose Day specials for TV things he has worked on. He further added that it seemed like a fun idea this year to do a special sketch based on his own films, since Red Nose Day is now in both UK and America.
The short film, which is currently in production, will screen as part of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day 2017 charity telethon on March 24 on BBC One. And although most of the cast has agreed to work on it some notable absentees include Emma Thompson, Martin Freeman and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The original film also co-starred the late Alan Rickman, who died in January 2016.
“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”, said Curtis
The UK premiere of Love Actually in November 2003 was held in aid of Comic Relief.