Hugh Grant may be doing a turn as a has been actor in this week’s release of Paddington 2 but the film in which his career blossomed, Four Weddings and a Funeral, could very well be getting the TV series treatment with Rom-Com expert Mindy Kaling behind the series.
Mindy and her Mindy Project writing partner are set to write and executive produce the series which will follow a different group of friends and their matrimonial adventures each season, an hour-long anthology. Richard Curtis, who penned the original film that became a major hit, is down to serve as executive produce on the series.
The film, which was released in 1994, followed the adventures of a group of friends through the eyes of Charles, a good-natured but socially awkward man living in London, who becomes smitten with Carrie, an American whom Charles keeps meeting at four weddings and a funeral. It featured an unknown Hugh Grant who went on to build a budding working friendship with Curtis who hired Grant for many of his rom-coms such as Notting Hill, Bridget Jones Diary and Love Actually.
The film was made in six weeks and cost under £3 million, becoming an unexpected success and the highest-grossing British film in cinema history at the time, with worldwide box office in excess of $245.7 million, and receiving Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.
Kaling’s The Mindy Project is finally coming to an end this Autumn after its five-year run, Kaling will appear as a regular guest on the forthcoming NBC series of Champions.