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Universal wants a sequel to Love Actually

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“Love Actually”. I still can’t believe I haven’t seen it yet, and I’m surprised, what with my fondness for Keira Knightley’s legs that I missed the media screening all those years ago, alas I’m definitely going to have to do it in a double-header with “Underworld 6 : Back in Leather duds” one night -two films I’ve been told are unmissable. I’ll correct my mistake shortly. Locking it into my phone to-do list now.

And I should probably watch the former quick, a romantic comedy from Brit genre fave Richard Curtis and starring Divine Brown’s most famous client as a notable politician (art mirrors life a lot!), now that there’s talk of a sequel. Yup, “Love Actually 2 : The Mush Reloaded”.

I must get familiar with the original before then. Would hate to feel all ‘lost’ while watching the follow-up.

“Who is that?”
“But why has she got lipstick smeared on if…”
“Is anybody going out with Keira’s chin or…?”
“Why is Hugh Grant’s hair still floppy? Is that putty?”

Universal’s Eddie Cunningham, president of the studio to you and me, says he wants a “Love Actually 2″.

Having seen how well copycat flicks like “Valentine’s Day” have done, Cunningham is convinced a sequel to the Grant/Liam Neeson/Emma Thompson/Keira Knightley/Alan Rickman/Kitchen Sink flick would be a success.

“I think there should be a Love Actually 2. I’d give it a green light,” he told The Daily Mail (via Digital Spy).

“I think many American movies try to emulate that brilliant format where the stories interweave and no-one’s on screen for more than six minutes, but only Richard has achieved it. It really makes you appreciate the beauty of his writing.”

Curtis has his hands full at the moment; Phil Noyce is directing a script of his called “Mary and Martha”, which will star Hilary Swank, and he’s currently prepping a time-travel flick called “About Time” with Rachel McAdams.

Still, don’t be surprised if Curtis is asked to ‘make time’ to pen a sequel to “Love Actually” in the near future. When a studio smells money, they’ll chase it at any cost.

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The writer/publicist/producer who wears the editor hat on Moviehole. Favorite films include "Say Anything...", "The Hunt for Red October", "Jerry Maguire", "Almost Famous", "Die Hard", "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", "Young Guns", "American Psycho", "Back to the Future" and the "Star Wars" series.
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