Hugh Grant, Zhang Ziyi

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Hugh Grant playing a charming yet lovelorn British fop in a romantic comedy? Will wonders never cease.

The thesp is once again sticking with his patented winning formula in Lost for Words, playing a British movie star (that's acting, folks!) who agrees to act in a Chinese film and begins a flirtation with the translator—only to realize he's actually in love with the non-English-speaking director, played by Ziyi Zhang.

According to Variety, go-to Grant collaborator and the U.K.'s leading purveyor of romantic comedies Richard Curtis will produce the film, which shoots in September.

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