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Hugh Grant Reteams With ‘Two Weeks Notice’ Director on Romantic Comedy

Hugh Grant will play a divorced and broke screenwriter in an untitled romantic comedy

Hugh Grant is returning the world of romantic comedy in an untitled film from Marc Lawrence, his director on "Two Weeks Notice."

Getty ImagesGrant will begin shooting his new starring role in New York in April 2013, the film's producer Castle Rock Entertainment said.

In addition to "Two Weeks Notice," Lawrence and Grant have collaborated on “Music and Lyrics” and  “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” the latter a box office and critical dud.

In their latest pairing, Grant will play an Oscar-winning screenwriter who is washed up, divorced and broke. Out of desperation, he takes a job teaching screenwriting at a small college on the East Coast, which leads to a romance with a single mom who’s gone back to school.

Grant has been largely absent from screens since "Morgans" was released in 2009, but is currently appearing in “Cloud Atlas," the gonzo historical epic from  Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski.