Casting News: Russell Tovey Joins Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Sam Heughan in Romantic Movie 'Text for You'
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Russell Tovey has joined the cast of Text for You, an upcoming romantic movie starring his Quantico co-star Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Outlander's Sam Heughan, and pop icon Celine Dion.
Celia Imrie (Absolutely Fabulous), Omid Djalili (His Dark Materials), Arinzé Kene (How to Build a Girl), Lydia West (Years & Years), Steve Oram (End of the F**king World), and Sofia Barclay (Defending the Guilty) have also been added to the ensemble cast.
Deadline reports that the movie has already begun shooting in London, England and will complete in the U.S. next year. Jim Strouse (Grace Is Gone, The Incredible Jessica James) is directing and co-wrote the screenplay.
The intriguing-sounding movie is based on a hit German film, SMS Fur Dich, and centers on a woman who begins sending text messages to the cell phone belonging to her late fiancé. It turns out that the number has been reassigned to a man who is also dealing with the end of a relationship, which leads to the pair bonding over shared heartbreak.
The pair are apparently inspired by the music of Celine Dion, which explains why she also has a role in the movie. There's no word yet, though, on whether Dion might get to deliver one of her signature hits like "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" or "Because You Loved Me." But, well, fingers crossed!
Do you like the sound of Text for You?