Rom-com fans are in for a treat, as the cast of Four Weddings and a Funeral are reuniting once again in aid of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day to make a short, follow-up film.
And if that weren’t exciting enough, one of our favourite presenters, Susanna Reid, has revealed that she’ll have a starring role in the sequel!
The GMB host recently re-tweeted a behind-the-scenes picture of herself on set, which had been shared by Emma Freud, who is working on the short film.
After sharing the snap with her followers, Susanna confirmed her appearance writing, ‘Thank you @emmafreud @comicrelief for making this happen ♥️ #OneRedNoseDayAndAWedding’. How exciting!
Emma also shared another snap, of Susanna and the film’s director, Richard Curtis.
It’s not yet clear what role Susanna will be playing in the charity flick – nor whether she’ll be playing herself or someone else. But we can’t wait to find out!
The Four Weddings Comic Relief special follows on from the Red Nose Day Love Actually sequel, which aired last year.
Titled One Red Nose Day and a Wedding, the twelve-minute sequel will be set 25 years on from the original.
The short film is set at a wedding and members of the original cast – Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, John Hannah, Kristin Scott Thomas and Rowan Atkinson – are all returning – how exciting!
The original writer, Richard Curtis, has written the script and the sequel will be directed by original director, Mike Newell.
One Red Nose Day and a Wedding will be shown on BBC One on the 15th of March 2019.
Emma Freud, Four Weddings and a Funeral script-editor and director of Red Nose Day, took to social media to share her excitement, ‘SO… for @RedNoseDay UK/USA we’re making a short film with the original cast of ‘Four Weddings And A Funeral’. It picks up 25 years after the 1st movie, is called ‘One Red Nose Day And A Wedding,’ filming next week – and we’d love you there… #RNDwedding’
Emma and Richard have been together for 27 years and have four children together.
The couple are also the brains behind Notting Hill and Love Actually, so it’s safe to say this one-off special is not to be missed!
The sequel will follow all of the same characters. As for the plot, Richard is keeping fans on their toes, saying, “I can’t tell you whose wedding it is because that’s the twist.”
Four Weddings and a Funeral, which is considered groundbreaking in the world of British rom-coms, was released in 1994. The hilarious yet touching film made Hugh Grant a household name, as he took to screens playing the role of the charming, unlucky-in-love Charles.
The original film follows Charles and his close group of quirky friends as they support one another through their – often humorous and at times hopeless – journeys to finding love.
The film won five BAFTAs overall in 1995 including the award for Best Actor and Best Film.