Gwyneth Paltrow so desperately wants to be British that her desire has infected family members, particularly kid brother Jake.

But nepotism has its advantages, and now Jake gets to graduate from television to feature directing with The Good Night, a romantic comedy he wrote himself.  The movie stars Martin Freeman (The Office, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) as a fallen pop idol who maintains his living writing jingles for commercials, while he seeks a suitable female companion “in a world where life rarely measures up to the idealized images that constantly bombard us”. 

While that ideal leading lady has yet to be cast, Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and Gwyneth (naturally) will have supporting roles.  The $15 million flick, which sounds like it could’ve been any part of Love Actually, will be shot in London (oddly standing in for New York, where the story is actually set) and will no doubt be extra wry.

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