Tipsters tell us that Kirkland & Ellis will have a starring role in an upcoming Hugh Grant film called “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” We haven’t heard about the Morgans, but the Internet Movie Database tells us it’s a comedy from the director who brought us the brilliant Music & Lyrics, Two Weeks Notice, and both Miss Congeniality and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous. So, we’re guessing this will be another movie that’s fantastic… if you’re trapped on a plane for 13 hours.
The film, which pairs Grant with Sarah Jessica Parker, is shooting this week at Kirkland’s New York office in midtown Manhattan. Says a Kirkland associate:
Sarah Jessica Parker will be at the offices of Kirkland & Ellis [today] in NY for the filming. They have put up fake firm names in the lobby and reception in preparation for the movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Grant and Parker play “an estranged high-powered New York couple who witness a murder and are placed in a witness-protection program in a small Wyoming town.” We’re guessing that one of them is a high-powered corporate attorney or that the film has them heading to Kirkland to talk about divorce matters. We hope it’s the former. We like it when “working in law” and “high-powered” are used synonymously.
Kirkland’s certainly not the first Biglaw New York office to make a big picture appearance. Cadwalader appeared in a Cameron Diaz movie, Dewey (and DPW?) were in Michael Clayton, and Natalie Portman and Jeffrey Dean Morgan were employed by Kramer Levin in the fall.
Elisabeth Moss assists ‘Morgans’ film [Hollywood Reporter]