Hugh Grant, renowned for his effortless charm and good looks, first captivated audiences with his award-winning performance in ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ (1994). However, it was his role in ‘Maurice’ (1987) that marked his initial foray into the world of cinema. Grant’s journey to stardom took an unexpected turn when ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ reignited his career just when he was considering giving up acting.
This pivotal moment led to a string of beloved films, including ‘Sense And Sensibility’ (1995), ‘Notting Hill‘ (1999), ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ (2001), ‘About A Boy’ (2002), ‘Two Weeks Notice’ (2002), ‘Love Actually’ (2003), ‘Music and Lyrics’ (2007), ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ (2016), ‘Paddington 2’ (2017), and more.
Upcoming Hugh Grant Movies
1. Wonka (2023)
In ‘Wonka,’ an upcoming musical fantasy film, Hugh Grant takes on a unique role as an Oompa Loompa, known for their mischievous nature and love for singing and dancing. While Timothée Chalamet stars as Willy Wonka, this movie serves as a prequel to the familiar story, delving into Wonka’s journey as he aims to establish the “greatest chocolate shop” in the world. The plot introduces challenges, including a sinister chocolate cartel. The star-studded cast also features Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, and more. Directed by Paul King, ‘Wonka’ is set to release on December 15, 2023.
2. The Regime (2024)
In ‘The Regime,’ a political thriller series directed by Stephen Frears and Jessica Hobbs, Hugh Grant plays the Leader of the Opposition in a modern European regime on the brink of collapse. Kate Winslet portrays the Madame Chancellor, and her character’s imprisonment sparks widespread public protests. Created by Will Tracy, the series boasts a talented ensemble cast, including Donald Sage Mackay, Guillaume Gallienne, Louie Mynett, and more. Produced by HBO Entertainment, ‘The Regime’ is scheduled to premiere on HBO in 2024, with the exact release date yet to be announced.
3. Unfrosted (TBA)
‘Unfrosted,’ Jerry Seinfeld‘s directorial debut and a comedy movie set in 1963, explores the invention of pop-tarts and the rivalry between cereal giants Kellogg’s and Post Consumer Brands. Hugh Grant’s character remains under wraps, and the film takes creative liberties while drawing inspiration from historical events. The star-studded cast includes Melissa McCarthy, James Marsden, Rachael Harris, and many others. The movie, currently in post-production, is expected to release in early 2024 via Netflix.
4. Heretic (TBA)
Details about ‘Heretic’ are limited, but it’s described as a horror movie featuring two women of faith pitted against an evil antagonist in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game. Hugh Grant portrays the malevolent character, while Chloe East is expected to play one of the women trapped in his house. Directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, known for ‘A Quiet Place,’ and produced by A24, ‘Heretic’ is currently in the pre-production stage.
Hugh Grant’s career has evolved from a romantic lead to a versatile actor, embracing a wide range of roles that continue to captivate audiences. As he ventures into these exciting upcoming projects, fans can look forward to witnessing his talent in new and unexpected ways.