Four Weddings and a Funeral 2: Hugh Grant returning for Red Nose Day sequel

The cast of British classic Four Weddings and a Funeral are reuniting for a follow-up short film, set 25 years after the original.

Hugh Grant, Andie McDowell and Kristin Scott Thomas are set to appear in the sequel which is being filmed by original director Mike Newell for Red Nose Day.  

John Hannah, Rowan Atkinson and Anna Chancellor will also return. Written by Richard Curtis, it’ll be titled One Red Nose Day and a Wedding.

The project, which was announced on Twitter by producer and Curtis’s wife Emma Freud, will be similar in vein to the 2017 short film Red Nose Day Actually which served as a continuation of 2003 festive favourite Love, Actually.

Freud wrote: “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.”

Curtis said: We’re all definitely older – I suspect no wiser. It’s been really enjoyable working out what’s happened to all the characters – and now they get back together for the fifth wedding where, as usual, not everything will go as planned.”

The news follows the announcement that McDowell will appear in a Hulu series based on the hit 1994 romantic comedy, starring Game of Thrones‘s Nathalie Emmanuel, and co-written by Mindy Kaling.

The series will follow four American friends – Maya (Emmanuel), Craig (Smith), Ainsley (Rittenhouse) and Duffy (Reynolds) – who reunite for a London wedding. However, something disastrous happens at the alter and their lives are thrown into turmoil, with a year of relationships and heartbreak following. 

MacDowell is to play the mother of Reynolds’s character Duffy in a nod to the original.

One Red Nose Day and a Wedding is a one-off special that will premiere exclusively during Red Nose Day 2019 on BBC One on 15 March. It will also feature as part of NBC’s programming for Red Nose Day USA in May.

The event has also launched a competition in which winners will receive a walk-on part in the film as well as breakfast with the cast. To enter, visit givergy.com.

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