AceShowbiz - "Love Actually" cast members are reuniting for a special short film, which is being produced for the British charity Comic Relief. Titled "Red Nose Day Actually", the short film will revisit the lives of the characters from Richard Curtis' 2003 romantic comedy.
The cast members featured in the short film will be Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Thomas Sangster and Martine McCutcheon. Andrew Lincoln, Lucia Moniz, Olivia Olson, Marcus Brigstocke and Rowan Atkinson are also starring in the short film.
"Over the years I've enjoyed doing 'Red Nose Day' specials of TV things I've worked on," said Curtis, who co-founded the Comic Relief in 1985 alongside comedian Lenny Henry. "It seemed like a fun idea this year to do a special sketch based on one of my films, since Red Nose Day is now in both U.K. and America."
Curtis continued, "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." He added, "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."
"Red Nose Day Actually" will begin shooting this week and it's scheduled to premiere on Friday, March 24 on BBC One in the U.K. and will air in the U.S. on Thursday, May 25 on NBC.