If there's one certifiable kingpin of the romantic comedy genre, it's probably Hugh Grant, whose affable nervousness and pretty boy good looks have been an intrinsic part of the genre for the past few decades. (Last year, in the terrific comedy "The Trip to Italy," a philandering husband used a Hugh Grant impression to hit on a woman he wanted to sleep with. Even the dastardliest deeds sound positively charming when given that Hugh Grant sheen.) And one of Grant's chief collaborators over the years has been writer/director Marc Lawrence, who shepherded Grant through "Two Weeks Notice," the very underrated "Music and Lyrics," and "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" Their latest comedy, "The Rewrite," premiered last year at the Shanghai International Film Festival, but since so few of us had time to swing by the Shanghai International Film Festival, you should be pleased to know that it's getting a domestic release date -- and we can exclusively reveal when.
"The Rewrite," which stars Grant as a failed Hollywood screenwriter who takes up a teaching position at a small college and promptly falls in love with a gorgeous single mother taking his class (Marisa Tomei), will debut in American theaters on February 13th. That's right folks -- a Hugh Grant romantic comedy debuting on Valentine's Day. Could it get any better?
Oh wait, it does: the cast includes Bella Heathcote, Allison Janney, Chris Elliott, and future Oscar winner (trust us on that one) J.K. Simmons.
So again, "The Rewrite" will be coming out on February 13th. And you know where to get tickets and everything else "Rewrite"-related, right? Yep. Moviefone.