Washington, June 10 : Hugh Grant and Ziyi Zhang have signed up to star in comedy "Lost for Words."
The Universal Pictures pic will start shooting in December with Susanne Bier at the helm.
The movie stars Grant as a British film star approached to topline a pic by a Chinese femme filmmaker, to be played by Zhang.
He falls for the charms of the helmer's flirtatious translator, but soon sees the object of his true affection is the director (Zhang).
Unfortunately, his translator is the only person who can communicate his feelings, and she has her own motives.
On board as producers are Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Jonathan Cavendish, with Richard Curtis on as executive producer, reports Variety.
Jamie Curtis and Dan Mazer ("Borat") penned the script.