Producer Martin Shafer confirmed the development on Monday (22). Writer-director Marc Lawrence’s project will commence shooting in New York in April 2013.

Shafer will produce with Liz Glotzer for Castle Rock Entertainment in what will mark the company’s fourth collaboration with Grant and Lawrence following Two Weeks Notice, Music And Lyrics and Did You Hear About The Morgans?

Grant will play a washed-up Oscar winning British screenwriter in Hollywood who finds a teaching gig on the East coast and falls for a single mother.

Grant stars in Cloud Atlas, which Warner Bros will open this week in the US and will open around the rest of the world through Focus Features International licensees. His credits include Bridget Jones’s Diary, Notting Hill and Four Weddings And A Funeral.

Shafer, Glotzer and Castle Rock Entertainment recently produced Richard Linklater’s Bernie and served as executive producer on the filmmaker’s upcoming Before Midnight with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.