Fourteen years after Richard Curtis’s romantic comedy marched its way into our obligatory Christmas movie playlist, "Love Actually" is coming back with a sequel—whether you love it or hate it, actually.
With so many story lines left hanging, most of the star-studded ensemble cast will be back to complete the plots they began in 2003, including Hugh Grant, who recently refused to participate in the the third Bridget Jones movie, "Bridget Jones's Baby." I guess he draws the line at 2.
Also coming back are Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, Lucia Moniz, Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Olson, Bill Nighy, Marcus Brigstocke and Rowan Atkinson.
Notably, Emma Thompson was not listed amongst those returning, and Alan Rickman, who played her cheating husband in the film, passed away last January. We do have some resolution though, as last year, script editor (and Curtis's wife), Emma Freud, stated that the couple does stay together despite Rickman's character going through with an affair.
Other storylines Freud leaked [SPOILER!] are that Keira Knightley and Andrew Lincoln never get together—good— and the little boy who ran after that little girl at the airport, do. Looks like she'll get a second chance to follow up on her real-life crush.
If you're in England, the sequel will air on Red Nose Day, March 23, on BBC1. For those of us state side, the straight-to-TV movie will come a couple months later on NBC for U.S. Red Nose Day, May 25th.
If you haven't yet guessed, the sequel to this modern classic will be called "Red Nose Day."