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Meg Ryan and David Duchovny star in 'What Happens Later'. This is a promo poster for the film with the two of them sitting on a bench together, far apart.

WATCH: ‘What Happens Later’ Trailer Starring Meg Ryan & David Duchovny

Meg Ryan and David Duchovny are former flames trapped in an airport, in the newly released trailer for What Happens Later. 

Now this is huge news because hello, rom-com legend Meg Ryan is officially back after an 8-year hiatus! She’s also directing the film and serving as a co-writer.

According to Bleecker Street Films, we can expect “a swoon-worthy story of old flames rekindled amidst the magic of missed connections.”

So what’s the movie about exactly? Well, the film, based on Steven Dietz’s play, Shooting Star, follows the story of exes Willa and Bill, who bump into each other after their flights get snowed in.

“Indefinitely delayed, Willa, a magical thinker, and Bill, a catastrophic one, find themselves just as attracted to – and annoyed by – one another as they did decades earlier,” the official synopsis reads.


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“But as they unpack the riddle of their mutual past and compare their lives to wonder if their reunion is mere coincidence, or something more enchanted.”

Sounds hilarious and delightful. And did I mention, MEG RYAN IS BACK PEOPLE?

Speaking about her new project with Entertainment Weekly,  the actor says, “there’s a question of: Will they be together? Will they not be together? For that reason, [What Happens Later] sort of evolves the rom-com genre just a little bit. It’s also about old people, and it’s still romantic and sexy.”

Meg famously starred in a series of rom-coms in the late 80s and 90s including When Harry met Sally, You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle. This will be her first time back on-screen since her 2015 directorial debut, Ithaca, while David, best known for his roles in The X-Files and Californication, is involved in a number of projects including Pet Sematary: Bloodlines, Adam the First and Truly Like Lightning which are yet to set release dates.

We won’t have to wait too long for What Happens Later though. It’s due to be released on October 13.

Check out the trailer below:

(Feature Image Credit: courtesy Bleecker Street)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, the author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and the founder of CelebrityKind.