The comedy cult Four weddings and a funeral with Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson and Kristin Scott Thomas is back to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary. The film by Mike Newell is going to be adapted into a episode, specially made on the occasion of the Red Nose Day , an event charity in England which takes place on 15 march. It is not a sequel nor a remake, per se.
“This has been a real pleasure to discover just what happened to all the characters. And now, they meet for the fifth wedding. During which, as always, everything is not going to go as planned,” said Richard Curtis, screenwriter of Four weddings and a funeral and director of Love Actually .
In the meantime, Entertainment Weekly has unveiled a first glimpse of the casting, together 25 years later.
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A comedy to success
Completed in only six weeks in 1994, Four weddings and a enterremen t has cost less than 3 million books, has been a commercial success ever. The film is placed at the eighth place of the movies with the most reported at the global box office in 1994 and has established itself as the british comedy of the most profitable in history up to that time. In France, the same success, the comedy cult totals 5.791.534 entries, ranking as the third place film with the most admissions in 1994.
The film launched the careers of Hugh Grant and risen to the rank of star. He becomes the leader of a series of romantic comedies the british as a Coup de foudre à Notting Hill (1999), About A Boy (2002) and Love Actually (2003), all written by Richard Curtis.
The romantic comedy has been awarded several times. The Bafta for best actor was awarded to Hugh Grant in 1995, and she also won the César for best foreign film in Paris in 1995, and several Golden Globes.