Emmy-winning actress Tammy Blanchard is in negotiations to star opposite Brittany Murphy in the romantic comedy drama The Ramen Girl.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, in Girl, Robert Allan Ackerman's feature film debut, Murphy stars as an American stranded in Tokyo after a breakup who tries to survive by training as a ramen noodle chef. Blanchard would play Gretchen, a drug-addicted American escort for Japanese businessmen who befriends Murphy's character.