Hugh Grant Still Willing to Find Romance Comedically in Marc Lawrence’s Next Film

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant is currently fifty-two-years-old, but that doesn’t mean that the actor is in any way ready to stop looking for love – at least, in the cinematic sense. Grant is now signed on to star in yet another Marc Lawrence film that will see the befuddled Brit attempting to make a go of it in surely hilarious ways. The pair have previously worked together on all three Lawrence’s directorial features, starting with Two Weeks Notice, on to Music and Lyrics, and culminating with Did You Hear About the Morgans? In case you’re wondering, yes, those films have gotten progressively worse, so Lawrence and Grant have their work cut out for them when it comes to their as-yet-untitled next film.

Also, yes, clearly, Grant is Lawrence’s muse.

This next film will see Grant as “Ray Michaels,” a character who was, as of “1998…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.” It’s a bit like Liberal Arts for the older set.

Grant will next be seen in this week’s new release, Cloud Atlas. Lawrence has also penned a few other mildly beloved rom-coms, like Forces of Nature and Miss Congeniality. Here’s hoping that Lawrence thinks to pair Grant back up with his Two Weeks Notice co-star Sandra Bullock, who the director clearly also enjoys working with. [Press Release]

Kate is an entertainment and culture writer and editor living in New York City. She is also a contributing writer for,,, Vulture,,, The Dissolve, Screen Crush, New York Daily News, Mental Floss, and amNY. Her previous work can also be found at MSN Movies, Boxoffice Magazine, and She lives her life like a French movie, Steve.

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