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Newly Single Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Ludacris and More to Participate in Red Nose Day Special

05/04/2016 AT 08:00 AM EDT



Zac Efron is focusing on the positive – the newly single star is joining a star-studded cast of Hollywood faces including Anna Kendrick, Ludacris, Adam DeVine and Emma Thompson to help lift kids out of poverty, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.

The stars – among many others – will be appearing in NBC's Red Nose Day Special, which will be broadcast live on May 26 at 9 p.m. ET and feature comedy, musical performances and short films shedding light on children in need around the world.

Newly Single Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Ludacris and More to Participate in Red Nose Day Special| Adam DeVine, Anna Kendrick, Ludacris, Zac Efron

Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick

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Hosted by Seth Meyers last year, the fundraiser drew A-listers like Gwyneth Paltrow – who got stuck in a high-flying situation.

"Oh God, I'm stuck," she told Meyers as she was left dangling above the stage in a stunt gone wrong. "This worked much better in rehearsal."

In the last 25 years, Red Nose Day – created by Emmy Award-winner Richard Curtis – has raised more than $1 billion globally.
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