Variety is reporting that Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant are in negotiations to star in an untitled Marc Lawrence-helmed romantic comedy for Columbia Pictures. An odd match! They would star as an estranged high-powered New York couple who witness a murder and are placed in a witness-protection program in a small Wyoming town. Marc penned the screenplay.Film would mark the third time Grant has collaborated with director Marc on a romantic comedy, after "Music and Lyrics" and "Two Weeks Notice."
Sarah, who most recently starred in "Sex and the City" and "Smart People," is expected to reprise her role as Gotham columnist Carrie Bradshaw in a "Sex" sequel. Grant, who last appeared onscreen opposite Drew Barrymore in "Music and Lyrics," is attached to star in a remake of the romantic comedy "Trouble in Paradise" at Universal Pictures.