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January 29, 2013 5:34 PM
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Dada Films Acquires PJ Hogan-Toni Collette Comedy 'Mental'

Dada Films has acquired theatrical and ancillary rights to the P.J. Hogan comedy “Mental,” starring Toni Collette, Liev Schreiber, Rebecca Gibney, Anthony LaPaglia and Kerry Fox. The company plans a day-and-date theatrical/VOD release March 29.

“Mental” is centered around the dysfunctional Moochmore family. When the “Sound of Music”-obsessed matriarch is committed to a mental hospital, the philandering father brings in a nutty hitchhiker to be nanny to his five teenaged daughters until a shark hunter appears to throw a wrench in the situation. Jerry Zucker, Janet Zucker, Todd Fellman and Jocelyn Moorhouse produced.

The film had its North American debut at the 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival earlier this month.

“We are thrilled to be working with the Zuckers on one of their favorite collaborations -- a PJ Hogan / Toni Collette film!” said Dada Films’ MJ Peckos and Steven Raphael. “And we are even more excited to bring this combination back to U.S. audiences."

Dada Films also has the films “War Witch” and “Blancanieves” forthcoming.

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