Remember the 1994 comedy “Four Weddings and a Funeral”? If you loved that movie, we have good news for you: its cast will be reuniting this year for a short sequel!
The romantic comedy favorite is about a bachelor named Charles – the main character – and his friends, who are in search of their own true love. Through five occasions that they attend – four weddings and one funeral – Charlie goes through a whirlwind of events towards finding “Miss Right”.
Hugh Grant, who played the film’s protagonist – Charles Grant – won the Golden Globe for best actor for this role.
Now, after 25 long years, the cast is set to reunite for a 12-minute long mini-sequel that will air on May 23 on NBC as part of Red Nose Day. The day aims to raise awareness and funds for children in need, in part through the sale of the red nose accessory.
The trailer for the sequel – officially titled “One Red Nose Day and a Wedding” – was posted on Red Nose Day’s Instagram page last week. The sneak peek shows the cast introducing themselves and inviting viewers to attend what Grant calls the“wedding of the year”, who also added a gentle “try not to be late” reminder towards the end of the clip.
Other members of the cast who were featured in the trailer were Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Rowan Atkinson. However, those who will be wedded was not revealed. About this, Curtis says that we will keep his lips shut. “I can’t tell you whose wedding it is,” he said, “because that’s the twist.”
The trailer also mentioned that there will be secret guest stars who will be joining in on the fun, which makes the wait even more exciting!
Richard Curtis, the writer of the film, co-founded Comic Relief – the organization behind Red Nose Day. After an eye-opening trip to Ethiopia, he launched Comic Relief in 1985 together with his good friend, Lenny Henry. There, Curtis “saw such terrible things”, that it compelled him to take action in ending child poverty.
Three years after, the pair started the first Red Nose Day in the United Kingdom. To date, the event has raised over $1.3 billion globally, impacting the lives of more than 16 million children in the process. The charities that receive proceeds from the event include Feeding America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Save the Children, and Oxfam.
“When I started it, I thought it would last for one year,” Curtis shared with CNN in 2017. “So, it’s turned out to be a very unruly but long-lasting child.”
Millions of fans around the world surely anticipate the release of “One Red Nose Day and a Wedding”. It is almost two months away, so for now, let us all enjoy the trailer!
If you would like to make a donation, visit the Red Nose Day website.