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Tom Harper Directing Lost for Words

30 July 2010 3:01 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Tom Harper directing Lost for Words A new director has taken over for a film that has been languishing in development for the past few years. Deadline London is reporting that Tom Harper will direct Lost for Words.

The film once had names like Tom Cruise and Hugh Grant attached to star at one time with Susanne Bier attached to direct as well. Now it was said that they were looking at a younger cast for the film. Richard Curtis wrote the script for the film along with his younger brother Jamie Curtis.

The story follows an American movie star who is sought after to star in a film by a Chinese director and, after he flirts with the director's translator, he ends up falling for the director.

"We are very excited about taking this back to roots and getting an exciting young director and British cast for a modestly »

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Tom Harper is Lost For Words

30 July 2010 9:30 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

British director Tom Harper has been tapped to helm a new film project from Working Title called Lost For Words.

Harper was responsible for 2009′s The Scouting Book for Boys and has just finished duties on Channel 4′s This Is England ’86, a TV sequel to Shane MeadowsThis Is England.

Synopsis: Lost For Words centres on a movie star who is offered a role in a film by a Chinese director. The actor initially flirts with her translator before falling for the director.

The script for Lost For Words was penned by Richard and Jamie Curtis, and has been kicking around for a while, with various actors, including Tom Cruise and Hugh Grant, linked to roles within the film. It has reportedly now been reworked to suit a younger, predominately British cast.

Tim Bevan, managing director of Working Title, said of the project, “We are very excited about taking »

- Jamie Neish

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