The stars join Red Nose Day to help raise money and awareness of poverty

By Melody Chiu
May 04, 2016 08:00 AM

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.

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.