With brands meaning more than solid story lines these days, there’s a fat chance any proposed sequel will come to fruition – even if the libretto is penned on the back of a snotty Kleenex.
There’s been much talk of a sequel to “My Best Friend’s Wedding” in recent times, now, there’s the possibility that another Julia Roberts rom-com might get a tardy follow up. “Notting Hill”, the quaintly British sweet-spot starring Roberts and floppy-haired Hugh Grant, could produce a sequel – if the film’s writer gets his way.
But don’t be lining up at the multiplex just yet. The plan, at this stage, is for Anna and Will to reunite for a short film – a Red Nose day special similar to the ones writer Richard Curtis helped pull off for “Love Actually” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral”.
“I’m going to talk to Julia about it sometime soon”, Curtis said of a “Notting Hill” Red Nose Day reunion special.
51-year-old Roberts had previously downplayed the suggestion of a sequel, saying she and Grant would have to be “the parents of the people that are romcom-ing”.
Julia has said: “There came a point in my career where people thought I had turned on romantic comedies. I love them, I love to be in them, I love to watch them. But sometimes, they just don’t work at a certain point of life experience.”
“If you did that with a middle-aged couple living in Notting Hill, it would feel contrived.”
Roger Michell directed “Notting Hill”, which went on to gross a sumly $364 m.
Via ‘The Mirror‘