British director Tom Harper has been tapped to helm a new film project from Working Title called Lost For Words.

Harper was responsible for 2009’s The Scouting Book for Boys and has just finished duties on Channel 4’s This Is England ’86, a TV sequel to Shane Meadows’ This Is England.

Synopsis: Lost For Words centres on a movie star who is offered a role in a film by a Chinese director. The actor initially flirts with her translator before falling for the director.

The script for Lost For Words was penned by Richard and Jamie Curtis, and has been kicking around for a while, with various actors, including Tom Cruise and Hugh Grant, linked to roles within the film. It has reportedly now been reworked to suit a younger, predominately British cast.

Tim Bevan, managing director of Working Title, said of the project, “We are very excited about taking this back to roots and getting an exciting young director and British cast for a modestly budgeted Richard Curtis and WT romantic comedy.”

Lost For Words sounds promising, it could serve as a launchpad for up-and-coming British actors / actresses. The fact that Richard Curtis has penned the script, cements this as a film to keep a watchful eye on.

More details will be announced once the film has entered production.

Deadline had the scoop on this one.