Hugh Grant has inked to topline “Mickey Blue-Eyes” for Castle Rock Entertainment as part of his production pact with Elizabeth Hurley, the company announced Tuesday.
Hurley and Chuck Mulvehill will produce the project through Simian Films, the Hurley/Grant production company that has a first-look deal with Castle Rock.
Pic, greenlit for a Jan. 5 start, marks the second Castle Rock project WB will distribute domestically and internationally, after Whit Stillman’s “Last Days of Disco.” Columbia Pictures ends its long-term distrib pact with Castle Rock with the Billy Crystal starrer “My Giant.”
Pic, which will shoot in Gotham, is about a Manhattan art dealer (Grant) who finds his upcoming marriage threatened when his fiancee reveals her father is in the mob.
Kelly Makin (“Kids in the Hall Brain Candy”) is helming from a script by Marc Lawrence, Adam Scheinman and Robert Kuhn.
Makin’s deal was brokered by William Morris Agency reps Gaby Morgerman and Sara Bottfeld.
Grant last starred in “Extreme Measures” for Castle Rock and producer Hurley. Other credits include “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Nine Months” and “Sense and Sensibility.”