A few weeks ago it was revealed that Hugh Grant and Marc Lawrence have agreed to team up for a fourth time (Lawrence has never directed a movie that doesn’t feature Grant) for a new rom com. Now it appears Hugh has got some company, with The Wrap reporting that Marisa Tomei is in talks to join the film.
The movie starts out in 1998, and follows Ray Michaels (Grant) who is on top of the world – a witty, sexy, Englishman in Hollywood who had just won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. 15 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 favours of impressionable young co-eds. What he doesn’t expect to find is romance with a single mom who’s gone back to school. It’s believed Tomei is up for the role of the mom.
The film is set to shoot in New York in April 2013.