New Trailer For THE REWRITE Keeps Hugh Grant, Adds a Dash of J.K. Simmons

     January 23, 2015


This new trailer for the Hugh Grant starring vehicle The Rewrite deviates only slightly from the last one but features enough new jokes and just barely enough J.K. Simmons to make it worthwhile.  Directed by Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice), this is the typical early 2000’s Grant formula with a hint of Summer School and a radiant Marisa Tomei thrown in for good measure.

Check out the new trailer for The Rewrite below.  The film also stars Allison Janney and Chris Elliott.  There’s still no domestic release date yet (Lionsgate released the film in the UK in October of last year) but we’ll keep you posted!

Trailer via YouTube:

Here’s the official synopsis for The Rewrite:

Once upon a time, screenwriter Keith Michaels (Hugh Grant) was on top of the world – a Golden Globe Award and a hit movie to his name, a beautiful wife and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of wit and charm. But that was fifteen years ago: now, he’s divorced, broke, approaching fifty and hasn’t written a hit film in years. Luckily, his agent has a job for him – a university in the quiet town of Binghamton is looking for someone to teach a course in screenwriting, and with an empty wallet as his motivation, Keith can’t say no. Hoping to give minimal attention to his duties and focus on writing a new script, his attitude slowly begins to turn when he meets Holly (Marisa Tomei). A single mum working two jobs to earn her degree, the pair find themselves connected by their mutual need for a second chance.


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