Actor reuniting with director for romantic comedy.
Producer Martin Shafer has announced that Hugh Grant will star in writer/director Marc Lawrence’s new untitled romantic comedy, shooting in New York in April 2013. Shafer will produce with Liz Glotzer for Castle Rock Entertainment.
In 1998, Ray Michaels (Grant) was on top of the world — a witty, sexy, Englishman in Hollywood who had just won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. Fifteen years later, he’s creatively washed up, divorced, and broke. With no other options, he takes a job teaching screenwriting at a small college on the East Coast. Although the idea of teaching is less than thrilling, he hopes to make some easy money and enjoy the favors of impressionable young co-eds. What he doesn’t expect to find is romance with a single mom who’s gone back to school.
The film marks the fourth collaboration between Grant and Lawrence, having previously worked together on ‘Two Week’s Notice,’ ‘Music & Lyrics,’ and ‘Did You Hear About The Morgans.’