Comedy hero Chris Elliott's next movie is a pretty surprising one: a Hugh Grant rom-com. THR reports that Elliott has joined the cast of an untitled independent romantic comedy starring Grant and Marisa Tomei. J.K. Simmons, Bella Heathcote, and Allison Janney also play supporting roles in the movie, which follows an Academy Award-winning screenwriter (Grant) who hits hard times and has to teach screenwriting at a university, where he falls for a single mom student (Tomei). Elliott will play a Shakespeare professor and Hugh Grant's nextdoor neighbor who's looking for love. The movie is being written and directed by Marc Lawrence, who made previous Hugh Grant rom-coms [...]
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Good news! Chris Elliot's cult classic Get a Life is finally coming to DVD, and it now has a release date and you can pre-order it. It's coming on September 18 as a five-disc set that includes both seasons. Go ahead and pre-order it right here.