You know her and love her from her roles in When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, and Sleepless in Seattle. Now, the ultimate ’90s rom-com star, Meg Ryan, is back and she’s giving fans what we’ve been waiting for for years — a new rom-com film.
The actress is set to star and direct the new movie, What Happens Later, alongside X-Files and Californication lead, David Duchovny.
The film is an adaptation of the play Shooting Star, which was written by playwright Steven Dietz. The screenplay will be co-written by Ryan and Kirk Lynn.
What Happens Later is about old lovers reconnecting many years down the road when they are coincidentally stuck in an airport on a snowy night. According to Variety, Willa (Ryan) is blissfully independent and Bill (Duchovny) is newly separated with an estranged wife and daughter. The two are forced to face their past and revisit what happened and what could have been.
According to the outlet, production is set to begin later this year in Bentonville, Arkansas and release in 2023.
Earlier this week Ryan shared a photo of the movie poster on Instagram, which featured the tag line, “They missed their connection.” She captioned the post, “HERE WE GO!!”
Ryan previously directed the 2015 period drama Ithaca, and is directing the upcoming film adaption of the book, A Lady’s Guide To Selling Out, for Netflix, Deadline reported.