Mindy Kaling is reinventing Four Weddings and a Funeral for a new age, but won’t be appearing in her TV series based on the movie.
Kaling’s project will be an anthology series, inspired by the 1994 film written by Richard Curtis, and will stream on Hulu.
The new Four Weddings was greenlit in May, but it was unclear at the time if Ocean’s Eight star Kaling would appear on the show as well as write and executive produce.
“No, I’m not going to,” she confirmed exclusively to Digital Spy. “This is for young, cool people!
“Maybe I could come in as an elderly spinster who’s never married… and the young, good looking cast is like, ‘Get out of here!'” she joked.
The original Four Weddings and a Funeral famously launched Hugh Grant as romantic comedy lead par excellence, with the movie charting the adventures of his character Charles and his circle of friends.
Kaling’s episodic spin on the classic comedy will stick to the premise of a group of pals whose lives intersect at five life-changing events. (The film’s writer Curtis is also on board as an executive producer).
She’ll be writing the series with her Mindy Project collaborator Matt Warburton. Hulu previously aired the latter seasons of the show after it left Fox.
The project will be former US Office writer Kaling’s return to streaming/TV following a recent spate of high-profile film projects, including Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time and Ocean’s Eight.
Ocean’s Eight arrives in UK cinemas on June 22, after opening in the US on June 8.
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