While Hugh Grant is probably best known for making romantic comedies, he hasn’t actually been in one since 2009’s dreadful Did You Hear About The Morgans?. However now he’s back in that territory with The Rewrite, which comes from Marc Lawrence, writer of Two Weeks Notice and Miss Congenialty.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Once upon a time, screenwriter Keith Michaels (Hugh Grant) was on top of the world – a Golden Globe Award and a hit movie to his name, a beautiful wife and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of wit and charm. But that was fifteen years ago: now, he’s divorced, broke, approaching fifty and hasn’t written a hit film in years. Luckily, his agent has a job for him – a university in the quiet town of Binghamton is looking for someone to teach a course in screenwriting, and with an empty wallet as his motivation, Keith can’t say no. Hoping to give minimal attention to his duties and focus on writing a new script, his attitude slowly begins to turn when he meets Holly (Marisa Tomei). A single mum working two jobs to earn her degree, the pair find themselves connected by their mutual need for a second chance.’
It’ll be in UK cinemas on October 8th. [Read more…]