THE REWRITE is an upcoming romantic comedy film written and directed by Marc Lawrence. It stars Hugh Grant as a washed-up screenwriter who begins teaching at a small college and Marisa Tomei as a single mom with whom the screenwriter finds romance. This marks the fourth consecutive collaboration between Lawrence and Grant after Two Weeks Notice, Music and Lyrics, and Did You Hear About the Morgans?.
Once upon a time, screenwriter Keith Michaels (Grant) was 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. But that was fifteen years ago: now, 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, and with an empty wallet as his motivation, Keith can’t say no. 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, the pair find themselves connected by their mutual need for a second chance. Bella Heathcote, Allison Janney, JK Simmons, and Chris Elliott round out the supporting cast.
- via Lionsgate UK