Date: 26th April 2001
[Boys Don’t Cry (1999)] HILARY SWANK wants HUGH GRANT to star as her love interest in the romantic comedy CHAMBERMAID, the (2002)
Swank is to play a hotel maid who goes through a CINDERELLA style transformation after falling in love with a British man. Chambermaid will be directed by JOHN HUGHES, who also made HOME ALONE (1990) and UNCLE BUCK (1989).
Swank was sounded out about the prospect of co-starring with Grant and his fellow British actors DOUGRAY SCOTT and BEN CHAPLIN. Sources close to Swank said she felt the Bridget Jones's Diary star was ideal for the part. One of her friends adds, "She'd always been a fan since FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL but BRIDGET JONES clinched it for her. "She thinks Hugh's a master in that department." The film, Hollywood strikes allowing, will go into production later this year (01). (RP/WNWCAN/KMW)