Stars re­unite to take a crack at Life

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star Val Kilmer takes a guest role in a one-off TV com­edy spe­cial Life’s Too Short. The hour-long episode – cre­ated by Ricky Ger­vais and Stephen Mer­chant – is in lieu of a sec­ond se­ries of the sit­com star­ring War­wick Davis. The pro­gram re­unites Kilmer and Davis (pic­tured), who worked to­gether 25 years ago on the fan­tasy film Wil­low. Also re­turn­ing to the mock­u­men­tary – which picks up where the se­ries ended – are Les Dennis, Keith Cheg­win and former Eas­tEn­ders ac­tor Shaun Wil­liamson, who again play them­selves. In the new film, Davis tries to help each re­boot their ca­reers. ‘‘I think fans of Wil­low are go­ing be really sur­prised to see War­wick Davis and Val Kilmer re­united on screen,’’ says Mer­chant, who also di­rects and stars, joined by Ger­vais. ‘‘Al­most as sur­prised as Val will be when he finds out what we’re paying him.’’ Davis adds: ‘‘Ricky and Stephen’s scripts are al­ways a gift to play and the in­clu­sion of Val Kilmer is noth­ing short of ge­nius.’’

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