Meg Ryan is set to direct a brand new romantic comedy, heading to the director’s chair for a second time.

Meg Ryan will be returning to the director’s chair seven years since her debut film behind the camera, it has been announced. Ryan will also star in the project, titled What Happens Later opposite David Duchovny.

The project, Ryan’s first film as director since 2015’s Ithaca, is described as a ‘story that centres around a couple that meets by chance for the first time decades after splitting up. Stranded in an airport for a night, they go over what could have been regarding their relationship if they had stuck together.’

At one time, Ryan was the undisputed queen of the rom-com, starring in some of the genre’s most popular examples and it should be fun to see her take on a genre that she helped define during the 1990s. The project might just embrace some of that 90s spirit, with it being described as ‘nostalgic’ whilst also ‘evolved.’ Sounds fun to us, as does the casting of David Duchovny who will star opposite Ryan.

Duchovny’s run on The X-Files during the same era, along with some of his subsequent movie roles made him a coveted leading man, whilst Ryan of course was the go-to lead for rom coms such as Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail.

The project is supposedly set for a 2023 release date and we’ll let you know more as we hear it.

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