Meg Ryan, 60, teams up with David Duchovny, 61, on What Happens Later… Her First Romantic Comedy in 20 Years
Sleepless in Seattle actress Meg Ryan may be able to reclaim her title as the queen of romantic comedy in her latest role.
The 60-year-old actress is back on the big screen What will happen next? Described as a “sophisticated and nostalgic” take on romantic comedies. The versatile actress will star alongside The X-Files star David Duchovny61.
The blonde beauty hasn’t starred in a rom-com since 2001’s Kate & Leopold with Hugh Jackman.
Back to rom-com: Meg Ryan will reclaim her title as the queen of rom-com in her latest role, returning to the big screen in What Happens Later, which she saw in Hollywood in 2017.
Star when Harry meets Sally does triple duty on the project.
She will also direct the project based on the play Shooting Star by playwright Stephen Dietz, who co-wrote the screenplay with Meg and novelist Kirk Lane.
The story follows former lovers, Willa and Bill, who first meet each other years ago when both find themselves in a snowdrift, while in transit, at an airport overnight.
Triple Role: The 60-year-old actress has co-wrote the screenplay for What Happens Later, and will also star and direct the movie. I saw her in Los Angeles 2021
Production will begin later this year in Bentonville, Arkansas.
This will be the first time the multi-talented actress has stepped behind the camera since directing Ithaca in 2015.
A mother of two has taken a break from Hollywood after the 2018 TV series Picture Paris, which is about a suburban mother who takes a trip to Paris with her husband after the kids leave home.
Team Up: The story follows former lovers, Willa and Bill, who first met each other years ago when both found themselves falling in snow, while in transit, at an airport overnight.
Her son, Jack Quaid, 30, is an actor in the Emmy-nominated series The Boys, and Daisy Ryan’s daughter is 18.
What comes next is the Sleepless in Seattle star’s first role in front of or behind the camera in four years.
David has remained busy, working on projects such as The Bubble and The Chair. The X-Files star has also focused on his writing. His latest book, The Reservoir, will be released on June 7.
Important news: The actress and director announced the big news on social media
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