The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a new edition of Lessons from the Screenplay breaks down how the action of The Matrix allows for the easy unloading of exposition. Plus, writer/director Lulu Wang breaks down the process of rewriting her screenplay for the indie darling The Farewell, and Groundhog Day and Four Weddings and a Funeral star Andie MacDowell looks back at some of her most memorable role over the years. Read More »
Mike Newell‘s beloved 1994 rom-com Four Weddings and a Funeral is a bonafide classic that launched Hugh Grant to floppy-haired stardom and started a long partnership with the star and screenwriter Richard Curtis that blessed us with even more era-defining romantic-comedies. Now Four Weddings and a Funeral is getting a modern update for Hulu by notable rom-com lover Mindy Kaling. But this time, instead of a young and bashful Hugh Grant, we’re following the romantic trials and tribulations of Game of Thrones‘ Nathalie Emmanuel and her colorful group of American friends reuniting at a London wedding. Watch the Four Weddings and a Funeral trailer below.
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Toward the end of last year, we learned that a Four Weddings and a Funeral sequel was being planned as a short film to support the charitable Red Nose Day campaign. Writer Richard Curtis is back to script the sequel, and Mike Newell will be directing again, too. But let’s be honest, it’s the returning cast you’re excited to see after 25 years. And while pretty much everyone from the original movie will be back, there are a couple of new cast members getting in on the fun.
Baby Driver star Lily James and Tomb Raider leading badass Alicia Vikander will have roles in the Four Weddings and a Funeral sequel cast. And if that’s not enough, an official teaser for the short film has arrived online featuring Hugh Grant and Kristin Scott Thomas and the tease of a secret wedding. Read More »
Last year, the Christmas romantic comedy Love Actually got a sequel in the form of a short film created in conjunction with the charity campaign Red Nose Day. And this year, they’re taking another beloved British romantic comedy and giving it a big reunion.
Four Weddings and a Funeral is a beloved 1994 romantic comedy written by Love Actually director Richard Curtis, who also happens to be the co-founder of Red Nose Day. So the filmmaker is using his unique position to stage a Four Weddings and a Funeral reunion short that will arrive in 2019, just in time for the film’s 25th anniversary. Find out more below. Read More »
The 1994 comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral is being reimagined as a limited series on Hulu from Mindy Kaling, and the series has found its cast. Jessica Williams (2 Dope Queens), Nikesh Patel (Indian Summers), Rebecca Rittenhouse (Into the Dark: The Body) and John Reynolds (Search Party) will all star in the series, due to arrive in 2019.
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Four Weddings and a Funeral was a huge hit when it came out in 1994, becoming the highest-grossing movie in British cinema history at that time. Now, more than 20 years later, a TV version is in the works: Mindy Kaling (The Office, The Mindy Project) is writing and executive producing an anthology series for Hulu based on the movie.
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