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Andie MacDowell Will Star In The Four Weddings And A Funeral TV Show

Andie MacDowell Will Star In The Four Weddings And A Funeral TV Show

Andie MacDowell has confirmed she will be featuring in the upcoming TV series Four Weddings and a Funeral.

The Hulu miniseries is being created by Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton and is based on the 1994 hit film of the same name, which featured MacDowell, Hugh Grant and Kristin Scott Thomas. Original director Richard Curtis will serve as an executive producer.

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The plot will follow a group of friends who attend four weddings and a funeral as they navigate their relationships and social lives.

Although McDowell originally played character Carrie in the film, she will appear as the mother of one of the four friends in the series.

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Game of Thrones and Hollyoaks actress Nathalie Emmanuel will play Maya, The Mindy Project's Rebecca Rittenhouse will appear as Ainsley, and Brandon Mychal Smith will take the role of Craig.

Stranger Things actor John Reynolds is set to play the role of Duffy.

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The original film propelled Hugh Grant to stardom as the charming but socially awkward Charles, who falls in love with all-American beauty Carrie.

An unexpected success, Four Weddings and a Funeral became the highest-grossing British film in history at the time, bringing in more than $245 million.

It also received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.

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Polygram Filmed Entertainment

The rom-com also earned Grant a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Scott Thomas won Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Even the theme song, Wet Wet Wet's Love Is All Around, spent 15 weeks at the top of the charts.

When Grant received the script for the film, he told his agent: "I think there's been a mistake, you've sent me a really good script."

"They wanted to give me the worst haircut in the world - and it backfired on them all because it became a haircut that was copied," he added, according to Deadline.

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Polygram Filmed Entertainment

According to Grant, the screening of a rough-cut of Four Weddings went badly.

"I thought we'd screwed it up. When we went to watch a rough cut, all of us, me, Richard Curtis, Mike Newell, the producers, all thought this was the worst film that's ever been perpetrated," he said in a 2016 interview.

"We're gonna go and emigrate to Peru when it comes out so no one can actually find us. And then they had a, a few cuts later they took it to Santa Monica for a test screening and everyone loved it. And it was a great surprise."

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