There's good news for fans of iconic romantic comedies – the Four Weddings and a Funeral sequel has been confirmed for Comic Relief 2019.
After Hugh Grant hinted that a "sequel-ette" of the 1994 movie was in the works back in October, Richard Curtis, the writer of the original film and the co-founder of Red Nose Day, has written a shorter version especially for the charity's television event next year.
Grant will star in the new version alongside many of the original cast members including Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Hannah and Rowan Atkinson. Four Weddings director Mike Newell is also returning to direct the short film, which will pick the story up 25 years later and will even include one more wedding.
"We're all definitely older – I suspect no wiser," Curtis commented. "It's been really enjoyable working out what's happened to all the characters – and now they get back together for the 5th wedding. Where, as usual, not everything will go as planned."
The one-off special will air on BBC One on March 15, 2019 and on NBC in the US in May. It follows Curtis' short film version of Love Actually, which was a hit for Comic Relief in 2017.
It's not the only Four Weddings reboot in the pipeline, either. A new generation of fans can tune into Mindy Kaling's new series based on the classic comedy, which is expected to stream on Hulu in 2019.
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