Meg Ryan will return to romantic comedy with her new project What Happens Later.
The actor and star will direct in the new film, which is described as a “progressive and nostalgic” romantic comedy, according to Variety.
What Happens Later adapts the stage show Shooting Star with American playwright Steven Dietz, who co – wrote the script with playwright and novelist Kirk Lynn.
Ryan will take on David Duchovny as the ex-girlfriend of Willa and Bill, who reunite for the first time since they split out one night at the airport two decades ago.
The film’s headline goes like this: “What if you came face to face in the past one snowy night? Someone who once had your secrets, once upon a time, asked in long ago, that person had your heart. “
The film is the second to be directed by Meg Ryan after becoming a director and star in Ithaca in 2015 alongside Sam Shephard and Alex Neustaedter. It is co – produced by Bleecker Street and Ten Acre Films.
Ryan has been known in romances such as You’ve Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle.
Andrew Karpen, Chief Executive of Bleecker Street, said in a statement: “It is a complete privilege to be part of this team, bringing such a popular play to the big screen. Romantic comedians of their generation”.
“Together with the talent of his co-stars and producers, we are honored to be on this tour and look forward to sharing the experience with audiences next year.”
In other rom-com news, Jennifer Lopez returned to the genre with Marry Me earlier this year. Read the NME review.