(Written for Filmoria)
I bet that peaked your attention! Well, yes, you read correctly. The iconic British actor Hugh Grant – known for films including Notting Hill, Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and About A Boy – is back and starring in a new rom-com, The Rewrite, and we have the first trailer.
Set to star alongside Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler, Crazy Stupid Love) and written and directed by Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice, Miss Congeniality), the film follows screenwriter Keith Michaels (Grant) who, once 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 – is down on his luck and in a bit of a slump. 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. 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 (Tomei), a single mum working two jobs to earn her degree.
Also starring Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons, Chris Elliott, Bella Heathcote, The Rewrite is set to hit UK cinema screens on 8th October.
The new trailer, which you can watch below, shows that this is a rom-com worth watching this year. From the few minutes of footage it’s obvious that Grant and Tomei have a great chemistry, and the trailer promises some half decent laughs, so it looks like Grant is back on top form.