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Hugh Grant returns to his rom-com roots in 'The Rewrite' trailer


Hugh Grant’s name is practically synonymous with “romantic comedy,” but the British actor actually hasn’t made one since 2009’s Did You Hear About the Morgans? He’s back at it in The Rewrite, in which he stars alongside Marisa Tomei as a caddish, down-on-his-luck screenwriter who takes a job teaching at a college.

This appears to be Grant in About a Boy mode—jerky at first, but about to develop a heart. Though his character initially loads his class with too-young-for-him women and makes obnoxious comments like “I’m just a little bit tired of female empowerment,” he develops a relationship with Tomei’s age-appropriate character, and, well, you know how these things go. Allison Janney and J.K. Simmons also appear. READ FULL STORY

'Love Is Strange' trailer: Honeymoon's over for Alfred Molina and John Lithgow


In Ira Sach’s Love Is Strange, George (Alfred Molina) and Ben (John Lithgow) finally get married after years of being together. Let the blissful honeymoon commence! Well, not quite.

Trouble strikes the newlyweds when George is fired from his teaching post, forcing the pair to stay with friends separately as they sell their home and look for more affordable housing. The situation proves difficult for both the couple and the friends and family they’re bunking with.

As a testament to that, in the trailer, Marisa Tomei’s Kate, a novelist who works at home, lies in bed with her husband, saying, “I didn’t have a very productive day.” The trailer then cuts to Kate and Ben sitting in a room with Ben pestering Kate while she’s trying to write. Later, Ben says, “When you live with people, you know them better than you care to.” Nothing like bad roommates, am I right?

Our hunch? Love—and family, and friendship—will prevail. Decide for yourself here: READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart reunite for 'American Ultra'; Plus, Marisa Tomei, more


Adventureland co-stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart have signed on to play a couple in the action comedy American Ultra. Eisenberg’s stoner character Mike becomes the unwitting target of a government operation, disrupting his small-town life with his girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart). Project X helmer Nima Nourizadeh is set to direct from a script by Max Landis (Chronicle). [THR]

• Kristen Stewart will also take on a small role in Tim Blake Nelson’s Anesthesia, an indie about a group of New Yorkers affected by a common philosophy professor. [Deadline]

Casting Net: Meryl Streep in talks to join 'The Giver,' set to reunite with Robert De Niro; Plus more

You know filmmakers mean business when they cast two Oscar winners to star in their adaptation of a best-seller. Meryl Streep is set to star as Hildy Good, the main character of Ann Leary’s The Good House. Hildy is a grandmother, a real-estate broker, and an alcoholic. The book is set a year after her family tried to intervene, when Hildy starts to immerse herself in the sordid secrets of her Massachusetts town as she befriends, and then tries to protect, a younger transplant named Rebecca, who has yet to be cast. Robert De Niro, who starred with Streep in The Deer Hunter, Falling in Love, and Marvin’s Room, will play Frank, a fellow resident of the town who Hildy reconnects with. Michael Cunningham (The Hours) is writing the adaptation, and there is currently no director attached. [Deadline]

• Streep is also in talks to join Jeff Bridges in the adaptation of The Giver, where she’d play the part of the Chief Elder. Bridges plays The Giver and relative unknown Brenton Thwaites will play Jonas in the big screen take on Lois Lowry’s new classic. Production is expected to begin in South Africa in two months, with Phil Noyce directing. [Deadline]

• In more Giver news, Alexander Skarsgård (The East) and Cameron Monaghan (Click) may be joining the cast as well, as Jonas’ father and best friend, respectively. [The Wrap]

Casting Net: Laura Linney, James McAvoy circling Benedict Cumberbatch/WikiLeaks movie. Plus: Marisa Tomei, James Corden

• Pssst! Laura Linney and James McAvoy are negotiating to join Benedict Cumberbatch (i.e. Benny Batch) in an untitled film about WikiLeaks and its infamous founder Julian Assange. Bill Condon (DreamgirlsThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) will direct from a script by Fringe scribe Josh Singer, based on Daniel Domscheit-Berg’s Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website, and David Leigh and Luke Harding’s WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy. [TheWrap]

• Marisa Tomei is in talks to star opposite Hugh Grant in an untitled romantic comedy about a down-on-his-luck Oscar-winning screenwriter who falls for the single mom taking his screenwriting course at a small college. Marc Lawrence (Music and Lyrics, Two Weeks Notice) is directing from his script. [TheWrap]

• Tony award winning actor James Corden (Broadway’s One Man, Two Guvnors) is attached to star in School for Santas, a holiday comedy about a father who seeks out his inner Saint Nicholas to repair his relationship with his kids. One Man, Two Guvnors‘ playwright Richard Bean is penning the script. No director is yet attached. [Deadline]

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