Richard Curtis writing new Christmas film for Working Title

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Richard Curtis is returning to the world of Christmas comedies for the first time since Love Actually with a new movie: more details here.

Love it or loathe it, there is no denying that Love Actually is a Christmas regular. With its saccharine stories of love, lust and, in the case of Andrew Lincoln’s character, let’s be honest, stalking, the film has indelibly inked itself into the fabric of the festive season. It’s almost become a tradition to run an article contributing to the Love Actually debate and who knows, one year we might even get around to it.


Richard Curtis is returning to the festive movie world with an as yet untitled Christmas comedy for regular partner Working Title Pictures, along with streaming service Peacock.

The plot will follow a workaholic who enlists the help of a genie whose magic can help him reunite with his family before Christmas.

If this plot sound familiar, it’s because Curtis wrote a similar film for the BBC in 1991, the terrific Bernard And The Genie, which is currently available to stream on BritBox.

So far, Melissa McCarthy is the only confirmed cast member for the production.

Sam Boyd with direct from Curtis’ screenplay, with Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner producing alongside Riva Marker.

There is no release date as yet, though we’d put a fair bet on this one being in cinemas/on streaming services in time for next Christmas.

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