A television adaptation of the hit British comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral is heading to Hulu.
A limited series inspired by the 1994 rom-com is in the works, with a new lead in the form of Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel, whose credits also include Furious Seven and Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Emmanuel is replacing previously announced lead Jessica Williams (The Incredible Jessica James, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald).
The project comes from Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton, on board as writers and executive producers.
The original film’s lead actress Andie MacDowell is also on board, although she is attached in guest star capacity. According to Deadline, MacDowell will be playing an all-new character and is one of a number of new cast members added. The series will also star Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re the Worst), Zoe Boyle (Frontier), Jennie Jacques (Vikings), Harish Patel (Run Fatboy Run), and Guz Khan (Finding Fatima). Nikesh Patel, Rebecca Rittenhouse and John Reynolds were previously announced.
The plot, as per Deadline…
… revolves around four American friends — Maya (Emmanuel), Craig (Smith), Ainsley (Rittenhouse) and Duffy (Reynolds) — who reunite for a fabulous London wedding. But after a bombshell at the altar throws their lives into turmoil, they must weather a tumultuous year of romance and heartbreak. Relationships are forged and broken, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused, and of course, there are four weddings… and a funeral.
The Hugh Grant-starring ’94 film was directed by Mike Newell (Donnie Brasco, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and written by Richard Curtis (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Love Actually). It was a big hit, making $US245.7 million from a small budget of $US4.4 million and receiving Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.