Sam Smith will be playing a wedding singer in a recreation of Four Weddings and a Funeral on Red Nose Day.
Sam Smith has landed a cameo role in a retelling of the classic romrom Four Weddings and a Funeral that is being produced for next year’s Red Nose Day.
This version of the comedy, titled One Red Nose Day and a Wedding, will see Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider) and Lily James (Cinderella) as a lesbian couple getting married.
Sam Smith will be their wedding singer, and it’s been confirmed that he will be singing Elton John’s version of Chapel of Love. The short also reunites the cast from the original romcom.
A source from Comic Relief told The Sun that they were “chuffed” to get the singer involved. “He’s always more than happy to do his bit for charity and this is an iconic remake for a good cause,” they said.
“His cameo won’t be massive, but viewers won’t miss him.
“The team have kept his involvement under wraps. As although they’re keen to build some hype around the release, they want a few surprises too.”
Smith has also recently been involved with the BBC’s remaking of Watership Down, which began airing yesterday, as he recorded a new ballad, Fire On Fire, for the mini-series.
“I am so excited and honoured to be a part of this new adaptation of Watership Down,” Sam previously said. “This story is so powerful and timeless, and it has been thrilling to work with Noam and his team and the incredible Steve Mac on this song for it. I hope everyone loves it as much as I do.”
Ben Irving, Executive Producer for BBC One said: ““Now – in Sam Smith – we have one of the world’s most successful recording artists, with the perfect new song to serve as the series’ theme. BBC One viewers are in for a treat this Christmas.”