BREAKING: Hugh Grant will star in writer-director Marc Lawrence’s new untitled romantic comedy, shooting in New York in April 2013. Martin Shafer will produce with Liz Glotzer for Castle Rock Entertainment. This marks the fourth collaboration between Grant, Lawrence and Castle Rock following Two Weeks Notice, Music And Lyrics, and Did You Hear About the Morgans? Lawrence and Castle Rock and Lawrence also did two Miss Congeniality comedies.
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.
Grant stars in the upcoming Cloud Atlas. Shafer, Glotzer and Castle Rock recently produced Richard Linklater’s Bernie.