Simmons to play Hugh Grant's boss
Published 28/03/2013 | 14:17
JK Simmons is to play Hugh Grant's boss in his latest romantic comedy.
The Cloud Atlas star is teaming back up with director Marc Lawrence - who he worked with on Two Weeks Notice, Music And Lyrics and Did You Hear About The Morgans? for a new untitled project.
Hugh will star as a washed-up, formerly award-winning Hollywood script writer, forced to take a job as a tutor at a small college to make ends meet.
Spider-Man star Simmons will play the head of the English department and Everybody Loves Raymond star Chris Elliott has signed up to play a Shakespeare professor at the university where Hugh's character works.
The Wrestler's Marisa Tomei will play Hugh's love interest, a single mother who has gone back to school.
Bella Heathcote and Allison Janney are also already on board.
Shooting begins in New York next month.