Director Marc Lawrence’s romantic comedy “The Rewrite,” starring Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei, has been acquired for distribution in the U.S. by Image Entertainment, the company announced Thursday.
“The Rewrite” marks the fourth collaboration between Grant and Lawrence, who previously directed the actor in “Music & Lyrics,” “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” and “Two Weeks Notice.”
Tomei, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons and Chris Elliott also star.
Grant plays a once-famous screenwriter who’s fallen on hard times and begrudgingly takes a job teaching screenwriting at a small college. There he gets to know his students, including a single mom Holly, played by Tomei.
“Hugh Grant and Marc Lawrence have a proven track record when it comes to successful films,” said Mark Ward, sr. vice-president of acquisitions at Image’s parent company RLJ Entertainment. “With an all-star cast and a heartfelt script about the ups and downs of life and second chances, we are confident that loyal fans will embrace this film.”