Universal Pictures debuts the trailer for Love Actually sequel, Red Nose Day Actually. Red Nose Day is coming up at the end of this month, and as the charity comedy special nears, so does the special edition sequel to Love Actually. The follow-up to the 2003 rom com isn’t a full film, but a special created specifically for Red Nose Day, bringing together many of the original characters to allow fans to catch up on where they are now. In the run up to the event, fans have already been treated to a few images and a teaser trailer, revealing many of the characters who will be taking part, along with a few little hints at what to expect from the sequel.
It’s already very clear that the Love Actually sequel will be heavy on the nostalgia, with previous teasers referencing the original film and playing off of some of the best-known scenes – including Mark’s (Andrew Lincoln) cue cards. Now, the official trailer for the sequel has been released, and it’s chock full of nostalgia for fans of the original.
The trailer was released this week by Universal Pictures, and comes in at just under two minutes long. It starts with a montage of scenes from the film, the classic theme from the movie and Hugh Grant’s voiceover. The trailer then cuts to the title card, “Where are they now,” and new music plays, introducing several scenes from the sequel that look strikingly familiar.
The first scene features Liam Neeson and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, back on the bench where Sam (Brodie-Sangster) first talked about his love life with his stepdad. It seems that not much has changed, as Sam reveals he’s having a tough time with love, and his stepdad responds, “Here we go again.” Following that perfect opener, the trailer shows Hugh Grant dancing, and still in 10 Downing Street with Martine McCutcheon’s Natalie. Billy Mack (Bill Nighy) is still getting radio interviews and answering inappropriate questions, and Rowan Atkinson is in a much less fancy store – but is still taking far too long about his job. Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Juliet (Keira Knightly) are still living in the same place, and there’s a recreation of the cue-card scene with Mark, and Jamie (Colin Firth) is still driving around Aurelia (Lúcia Moniz).
The sequel is evidently going to be packed with nostalgia, and it looks like the characters are still living love-filled lives – with the possible exception of Sarah (Laura Linney) who is seen only briefly in the trailer, at her desk. This is to be expected, given that the sequel is created for a comedy special, not as a true follow-up film, but there is nothing wrong with that.
Red Nose Day Actually airs May 25 on NBC.
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