EXCLUSIVE: The Red Riding Hood star and the Grey’s Anatomy star are set to be unexpected parents in Wonderful Tonight. The romantic comedy with Amanda Seyfried and Patrick Dempsey will be directed by Christine Jeffs from a script by J. Mills Goodloe. Wonderful Tonight follows a one-night stand that not only leads to a baby but a stand-off between the two sudden parents about what they want from each other and themselves. Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer will produce for Castle Rock Entertainment with Donna Roth and Susan Arnold. Myriad Pictures’ President/CEO Kirk D’Amico will serve as Executive Producer. Myriad is handling the financing and worldwide rights to the film. They will be pre-selling Wonderful Tonight this week at AFM this week. Christine Jeffs and Patrick Dempsey are repped by UTA. Amanda Seyfried is repped by Innovative Artists.
BREAKING: Hugh Grant will star in writer-director Marc Lawrence’s new untitled romantic comedy, shooting in New York in April 2013. Martin Shafer will produce with Liz Glotzer for Castle Rock Entertainment. This marks the fourth collaboration between Grant, Lawrence and Castle Rock following Two Weeks Notice, Music And Lyrics, and Did You Hear About the Morgans? Lawrence and Castle Rock and Lawrence also did two Miss Congeniality comedies.
In 1998, Ray Michaels (Grant) was on top of the world — a witty, sexy, Englishman in Hollywood who had just won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. Fifteen years later, he’s creatively washed up, divorced, and broke. With no other options, he takes a job teaching screenwriting at a small college on the East Coast. Although the idea of teaching is less than thrilling, he hopes to make some easy money and enjoy the favors of impressionable young co-eds. What he doesn’t expect to find is romance with a single mom who’s gone back to school.