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It’s the season to be merry, especially because love in fact Writer and director Richard Curtis is set to write another Christmas movie that will star Melissa McCarthy.
According to Deadlinethe film will be a Christmas comedy set in New York and will be directed by Sam Boyd.
The film is a fairy tale comedy about a workaholic man who befriends a magical genie to help him win his family back for the holidays.
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The as yet untitled project is being made for Peacock and will be executive produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Riva Marker.
Meanwhile, Richard Curtis recently admitted that the lack of diversity in the film makes him feel uneasy now.
The romantic comedy is considered a staple of holidays around the world but, according to Curtis, some aspects of it haven’t aged well, including the lack of diversity.
Speaking to the American television network ABC for an hour-long special, Laughter and the secrets of love in fact: 20 years later, Curtis said, “There are things you would like to change, but thank God society is changing. My film is bound at times to feel overwhelmed. The lack of diversity makes me uncomfortable and a little stupid.
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“There is such extraordinary love happening every minute in so many ways all over the world,” he added. “[It] makes me wish my movie was better; it makes me want [that] I had made a documentary just to watch it.
Curtis also recently cleared up confusion about Juliet’s work in film. When her daughter Scarlett conducted an online poll, asking people if they knew what Juliet’s (Kiera Knightley) job was in film, an overwhelming majority said they had no idea. But now we finally know.
“I think it’s very clear from the set design, while it’s [Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Peter] call Andrew Lincoln [Mark]that she has been working as an interior designer for quite a long time,” he said.