She will both direct and play the lead role against David Duchovny.
Meg Ryan, where have you been? The now 60-year-old actress is on her way back to the spotlight, and the romcom genre, with the new film “What Happens Later”.
According to Variety, it is about a former love couple, Willa and Bill, who are reunited after decades when they are snowed in at an airport. She is still the same free soul now as then, while he is newly separated and remorseful. But overnight at the airport, they feel the attraction come back. But is there a new chance for the couple?
This will be Meg Ryan’s second feature film as a director after the 2015 “Ithaca”. She will also play the lead role against “Archive X” star David Duchovny. “What Happens Later” aims for a cinema premiere in 2023.
Ryan broke through in the 80’s and 90’s with romantic comedies such as “When Harry Met Sally”, “Sleepless in Seattle” and “You Have Mail”. Her latest major film role was in the drama comedy “The Women” in 2008.