Hugh Grant Back to Romantic Comedy with 'Music & Lyrics' Director

October 23, 2012
Source: THR

Hugh Grant

After trying something completely different with multiples roles in Cloud Atlas, it looks like Hugh Grant is going back to his old stand-by of romantic comedies. THR reports Grant is reteaming with Marc Lawrence, his director of Two Weeks Notice, Music and Lyrics and Did You Hear About the Morgans?, for a new untitled romantic comedy. The director also wrote the script for the film which follows Grant as Ray Michaels, a witty, sexy, Englishman in Hollywood who had just won an Oscar for best screenplay in 1998. But 15 years later, he's not so hot and finds himself teaching screenwriting at a small East Coast college.

Initially keen on attracting the wiles of some young co-eds, he unexpectedly finds love with a single mom who has come back to school to finish her degree. No female lead has been found yet, but it would be nice to see him reunite with Notting Hill co-star Julia Roberts. Honestly, I wish the director behind this film did some of Grant's better romantic comedies, but Grant always adds his own charm to even the most generic films (though Did You Hear About the Morgans? couldn't be helped by anybody). The film is expected to begin in April, so we should hear more on casting very soon.

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