Here’s another casting story of today: Hugh Grant
, known for his male lead roles in many romantic comedies, will return to the romantic comedy genre in his fourth rom-com collaboration with Marc Lawrence
The untitled picture, also written by Lawrence will begin shooting in New York this April.
In this Hollywood comedy, set
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.
Martin Shafer will produce alongside Liz Glotzer for Castle Rock.
Lawrence has written and directed three feature films, Two Weeks Notice, Music and Lyrics and Did You Hear About the Morgans?, which starred Grant and written several more including Miss Congeniality and Forces of Nature.
Grant stars in the upcoming Cloud Atlas which opens on Friday.