Sorry, That Rumored “The Holiday” Sequel Isn’t Happening

Sorry, That Rumored “The Holiday” Sequel Isn’t Happening

THE HOLIDAY, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, 2006. Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Nancy Meyers’s 2006 Christmas movie, “The Holiday,” has worked its way into the hearts and minds of movie fans everywhere in the 16 years since its release. The film stars Kate Winslet as Iris, a British newspaper columnist, and Cameron Diaz as Amanda, an American woman who makes movie trailers. Both of them are unlucky in love and desperate for an escape, so they swap houses to spend Christmas in sunny Los Angeles and snowy England, respectively. Iris falls for Amanda’s coworker, played by Jack Black, and Amanda falls for Iris’s brother, a single dad with a heart of gold, played by Jude Law. Everyone is happily coupled up on New Year’s Eve at the end of the film.

On Dec. 6, The Sun reported that all four of the movie’s leads had signed on for a sequel, but we have bad news. Winslet’s reps confirmed to POPSUGAR that the sequel isn’t happening. Meyers also posted on Instagram about the rumor, writing, “So many DM’s about [the reported sequel] — sorry but it’s not true.” Representatives for Diaz, Black, and Law did not immediately respond to POPSUGAR’s request for comment.

Though we won’t get to see the “Holiday” gang back together again, all four of the movie’s stars and the director do have new projects lined up. Diaz took a hiatus from acting after 2014, and the upcoming Netflix film “Back in Action” is set to be her return to the big screen. It will also star Jamie Foxx. Meanwhile, Black will voice Bowser in the upcoming “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.” Law is set to play Captain Hook in Disney+’s “Peter Pan & Wendy” in 2023, and Winslet appears in this month’s “Avatar: The Way of Water.”

Earlier this year, Netflix announced that Meyers would be helming a new ensemble movie for the streamer. The last full-length feature Meyers directed, “The Intern,” starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, came out in 2015. She produced her daughter Hallie Meyers-Shyer’s 2017 film “Home Again,” starring Reese Witherspoon, and she directed the 2020 short film “Father of the Bride, Part 3(ish)” which was also released on Netflix.