|Sun October 19, 2008||Return to Film News|
Hugh Grant has dropped out of the Universal Pictures romantic comedy Lost for Words, due to creative differences.
Grant had agreed last June to play a British thesp approached to star in a film by a Chinese director. After a flirtation with her translator, the actor falls for the director. Ziyi Zhang will still play the director.
Susanne Bier is directing the Working Title production, from a screenplay by Jamie Curtis and Dan Mazer.
Grant has had hits with previous Working Title romantic comedies, such as "Love Actually", "Notting Hill" and "Four Weddings and a Funeral", but this one didn't work out and the actor officially withdrew late last week.
Related Titles: Lost for Words