Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant are in negotiations to star in an untitled Marc Lawrence-directed romantic comedy for Columbia Pictures, says Variety.
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.
Lawrence wrote the screenplay. The film would mark the third time Grant has collaborated with director Lawrence on a romantic comedy, after Music and Lyrics and Two Weeks Notice.
Lawrence’s script, formerly known as “Buffalo Faith,” was originally set up at Castle Rock Entertainment, which had hired Andrew Fleming (Hamlet 2) to direct. Sony picked up the project and is eyeing a March start date.