Meg Ryan's Rom-Com Comeback with David Duchovny

The queen of rom-coms is making a charming return to the genre in ‘What Happens Later’ alongside David Duchovny. 

Get ready for a dose of rom-com nostalgia as the beloved Meg Ryan returns to the genre in What Happens Later, alongside the ever-charming David Duchovny

Bleecker Street’s upcoming love story, based on Steven Dietz’s play Shooting Star, promises a heartwarming reunion between two former flames, all set against the backdrop of a snowed-in airport. 

And guess what? Meg Ryan not only stars in the film but also takes on the director and co-writer roles.

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Official poster of Meg Ryan's comeback movie
What Happens Later movie official poster/Photo via Instagram @whathappenslatermovie

Rom-Com Revival

In What Happens Later, Ryan shines as Willa, while Duchovny joins her as Bill. 

Duchovny holding a book
David Duchovny/Photo via Instagram @davidduchovny

The second-in-a-lifetime meet-cute unfolds as their flights become grounded due to a snowstorm, kicking off the story.

Willa is the “magical thinker,” and Bill, well, he’s the “catastrophic one.” 

As they reunite, sparks fly, and so do their old annoyances, bringing back memories from decades ago.

But here’s the twist: As they delve into the riddle of their shared past and compare their lives to the dreams they once held dear, they start to wonder if this reunion is more than just a coincidence.

Could it be something enchanted?

The synopsis promises that What Happens Later was crafted to recapture the same cheeky magic that Ryan brought to ’90s rom-coms.

If you’re a fan of her iconic roles in Nora Ephron’s classics like When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, and Sleepless in Seattle, you’re in for a treat. 

This film marks Meg Ryan’s return to the rom-com scene, and not only as an actress but also as a director and writer – her first foray into the rom-com genre.

Meg Ryan poses. She's directing her comeback film "What Happens Later"
Meg Ryan/Photo via Instagram @megryan

Exciting news! The trailer for Meg Ryan’s comeback film, What Happens Later, is now available online.

The screenplay, penned by Dietz, Ryan, and Kirk Lynn, promises a delightful and heartwarming journey. 

Mark your calendars for October 13th when What Happens Later will make its grand theatrical debut. Love is in the air, and we can’t wait to see what happens next!

Banner photo via Instagram @whathappenslatermovie.

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