According to The Hollywood Reported, the actress will star in "The Role of a Lifetime," a romantic comedy "about a Hollywood actor and a British director whose paths cross on Broadway. " Disney will produce. The second lead has not been cast. The movie is based on a screenplay by Allison Burnett.
In a scenario that should sound familiar to Broadway watchers, a British director is forced by investors to cast a name Hollywood star in his new production of Shakespeare.
Ryan is an old hand at romantic comedies. Her most famous films—"When Harry Met Sally," "Sleepless in Seattle," "You've Got Mail"—fall in that genre.