Did You Hear About the Morgans? (PG)
HUGH Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker flee a contract killer in romantic comedy DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS? (PG) Highly successful Manhattan couple, Meryl and Paul Morgan s almost-perfect lives have only one notable failure – their dissolving marriage.
HUGH Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker flee a contract killer in romantic comedy DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS? (PG)
Highly successful Manhattan couple, Meryl and Paul Morgan's almost-perfect lives have only one notable failure - their dissolving marriage.
But the turmoil of their romantic lives is nothing compared to what they are about to experience after they witness a murder.
The FBI, protecting its witnesses, whisk away the Morgans from their beloved New York to a tiny town in rural Wyoming, and a relationship that was on the rocks threatens to end completely - unless, in their new BlackBerry-free lives, the Morgans can slow down the pace and rekindle the passion.
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It is written by Marc Lawrence, who wrote Two Weeks' Notice, which also starred Grant.
Lawrence says: "They say 'write what you know,' and for me, the problem with that is I don't know anything. I never leave my apartment. The only thing I know about is marriage - I met my wife in college and I've been married a long, long time."
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So he decided to write about marriage.
But the Morgans' is not just any marriage. "It's a marriage in trouble," says Lawrence. "These two people have lost their connection specifically because of an infidelity, but the root of the problem is that they had grown apart."
He uses the fish-out-of-water scenario of the Witness Protection Programme as a new way to force the couple to face their issues in the wilds of Wyoming.
Perhaps the most harrowing of Paul and Meryl's western adventure - aside from the hitman who wants to take them out - is the bear that accosts Paul. The role is played by Bart the Bear, who previously appeared in Dr Dolittle 2, Without a Paddle, and Into the Wild.
Grant says: "The bear scene started as a terrifying experience. However much they tell you this bear's been brought up as a human, which it was...when it steps out of its trailer and it's 16 feet tall and you've been told not to look it in the eye. It's intimidating.