Grant Departs Words Rom-Com

Hugh Grant has left the rom-com “Lost for Words” from Universal Pictures and Working Title reports Variety.

Grant had agreed last summer to play a British actor approached to star in a film by a Chinese director (Ziyi Zhang). After a flirtation with her translator, the actor falls for the director.

Grant cites creative differences for the departure from the Susanne Bier-directed project. A spokeswoman for Grant said, “They were not able to get a script everyone agreed on but it’s our understanding that Working Title is moving ahead with the project and Hugh wishes them well.”

Jamie Curtis and Dan Mazer wrote the script.