Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Posters Online
Behold the faces of the revolution
New Set Of Crimson Peak Character Posters
Tom Hiddleston gets the blues (and reds)
Disney Now Planning A Live Action Prince Charming Film
Revisionist royalty ahoy
Assassin's Creed Adds Michael Kenneth Williams
Omar comin' to the game adaptation
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
29 June 2015
New Man From U.N.C.L.E. Character Posters Land
A Cavill-cade of spy candy
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Love Is Strange (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Rewrite (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Cloud Atlas (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Ides Of March (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Marisa Tomei May Romance Hugh Grant
In Marc Lawrence's latest

23 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

submit to reddit

Marisa Tomei, Hugh Grant

Now that Hugh Grant and writer/director Marc Lawrence have officially decided to join forces for what will be their fourth romantic-comedy collaboration, they’re starting to lock down actors for other roles in the new, as-yet-untitled movie. According to The Wrap, Marisa Tomei is in negotiations to sign on.

The film will focus on Ray Michaels (Grant), a charming, handsome Englishman who is the toast of Hollywood in the late 1980s. A successful screenwriter, he has Tinseltown at his feet after winning an Oscar for Best Screenplay.

But the fickle finger of fortune decides to mess with him, and 15 years later, he’s creatively washed-up, flat broke and utterly unemployed. Needing to make money, he takes the only job he can dig up, teaching writing at a small college on the East coast.

Figuring it’ll be a chance to use whatever fleeting fame he has to impress college girls, he doesn’t bet on finding romance with a single mother (Tomei) who has gone back to school.

Assuming she locks in a deal, Tomei will be working with Grant and Lawrence next spring in New York. She’ll next be on screen with Billy Crystal in the family comedy Parental Guidance. That one arrives on December 26. Grant’s latest, Cloud Atlas, is out on February 22 over here.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The Empire Podcast #38 Is Here!
Do you want to believe...?
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Steven Seagal's Greatest Hits
Our leading Seagalogist charts the big man's finest moments

100 Greatest Movie Characters
Week 2 of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

10 Things To Look Out For At Comic-Con
Empire's look ahead to this week's big panels

Mirror Match: 10 Movies Where Your Evil Twin Attacks
A new challenger enters… and it’s YOU (but with bad facial hair)

Please Explain! With Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Plus Emilia Clarke on pranks, smiles and 'The Robot'

Bonfire Of The Vanities: When Personal Projects Go Wrong
15 hubristic horrors that went straight to movie jail

Hollywood Jackanory: Stars Reading Things Out Of Context
From Ian McKellen vs. One Direction to Hugh Jackman vs. baking innuendos

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)