A combination of photos shows Hugh Grant (L) and Zhang Ziyi, who are to star in a romantic comedy set in the world of moviemaking. [File Photo: chinanews.com.cn]
British heart-throb Hugh Grant and "Memoirs of a Geisha" star Zhang Ziyi are to star in a romantic comedy set in the world of moviemaking, entertainment industry press reported Tuesday.
Grant, 47, will play an actor who is approached for a part in a film being directed by Zhang, who plays a Chinese film-maker, Variety reported.
In the film -- "Lost for Words" -- Grant's character falls for his translator before eventually realizing he is in love with the director.
"Lost for Words" is to be directed by Danish film-maker Susanne Bier, whose 2006 film "After the Wedding" was nominated for the best foreign language film Oscar.
Bier's last film was drama "Things We Lost in the Fire" starring Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro.