Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 28 March 2015

Simmons to play Hugh Grant's boss

JK Simmons and Allison Janney will star alongside Hugh Grant in a new romcom
JK Simmons and Allison Janney will star alongside Hugh Grant in a new romcom

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.

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Aries:

This isn't a good time to gamble. Even if an investment seems like a sure thing, it could undermine your financial security. Keep your money safe in the bank. If a loved one is clamouring to make a big purchase, sit down together and review your bank account. Once your partner sees the truth of the situation, they'll feel less compelled to splash out on luxuries. This shortage will be temporary, as long as you exercise restraint during lean times. Getting into serious debt will make a tough situation worse.More