Hugh Grant and Ziyi Zhang are teaming for the Universal Pictures and Working Title comedy “Lost for Words” reports Variety.
Grant is in talks to play a British film star approached to topline a movie by a female Chinese filmmaker.
Initially he’s seduced by the charms of the helmer’s flirtatious translator, but soon sees the object of his true affection is the director (Zhang).
Unfortunately, his translator is the only person who can communicate his feelings, and she has her own motives.
Jamie Curtis and Dan Mazer (“Borat”) penned the script, Richard Curtis will produce and Susanne Bier will direct. Shooting begins in September.