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OMG Prepare Yourselves For A 'Love Actually' Sequel

The short film will be in partnership with Comic Relief charity, and so many of our favorite cast members are coming back!

UPDATE 2: Just ahead of the United States' upcoming Red Nose Day on May 25, a new trailer for the Love Actually reunion mini-sequel has been released. And while we didn't need any more reasons to tune in, the filmmakers just gave us two more: Patrick Dempsey and Ben Affleck. 

Affleck's participation in the reunion is still being kept under wraps, but McDreamy will be playing Laura Linney's new man (jealous, much?). Check out this video of Dempsey filming behind-the-scenes in a kitchen. We want whatever he's having.

Emma Freud, who worked on the film in 2003 and is married to director Richard Curtis, also shared a photo of the new poster that pays tribute to the original.

If anything, the latest trailer has made it nearly impossible to wait. But don't take our word for it, see for yourself. 

 

 

UPDATE: The internet has been blessed with the first behind-the-scenes snapshots from the already anticipated Love Actually mini-sequel, and they're seriously perfect. See for yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

Whether your New Year's resolutions have already fallen to the wayside (we totally get it), or your Valentine's Day was less-than-spectacular, we've got news to cheer up the bluest of spirits: there's about to be a Love Actually short film sequel, and all of our favorite cast members are coming back.

 

Prepare yourself for a 10-minute short film called "Red Nose Day Actually" that is going to catch us up on everything the Love Actually characters are up to 14 years after the premiere of the original. Ugh. Be still our hearts.

The rom-com sequel is written by the original film director Richard Curtis and is a partnership with Comic Relief, a U.K.-based charity that raises awareness for poverty and global social injustices. So not only will we see Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Martine McCutcheon, Andrew Lincoln, Olivia Olson, and so many more of our favorites recreate their old roles, but it's also for a good cause!

"It seemed like a fun idea this year to do a special sketch based on one of my films...I would never have dreamt of writing a sequel to Love Actually, but I thought it might be fun to do 10 minutes to see what everyone is up to now," Curtis told the BBC of the project.

And we agree completely. The film will premiere on March 24 in the U.K., and we can hardly wait!

 

Hannah Marsh

Hannah is a Texas-born, Iowa-raised alumna of Iowa State University. When not writing trending content across several Meredith sites, she enjoys all things fitness-related, binge-watching "Whose Line is it Anyway" episodes and fully embracing her self-diagnosed peanut butter addiction.

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