By Ziyad Saadi | Indiewire April 10, 2014 at 1:23PM
Selena Gomez's filmography continues its rapid growth, as she now follows up her starring roles in "Spring Breakers" and "Getaway" with a performance in Tim Garrick's romantic comedy "Behaving Badly." The film's U.S. rights have been acquired by Vertical Entertainment, which will be releasing the film theatrically in August 2014.
"Behaving Badly" chronicles the romantic escapades of Rick Stevens (played by Nat Wolff of "The Fault in Our Stars") as he attempts to win the heart of Gomez's Nina Pennington. What follows is a slew of bizarre characters that hinder his efforts to succeed in love, including the mob, a group of strippers, his best friend’s horny mother, his drug-abusing boss, a perverted principal, a priest with a really big secret, a sultry defense attorney, and a patron saint who dispenses cryptic advice.
"This film spoke to us on many levels and we are excited to show audiences how funny this cast can be together,” said Rich Goldberg, President of Vertical Entertainment, in a statement.
Joining Gomez and Wolff is a stellar comedic cast consisting of Mary-Louise Parker, Elisabeth Shue, Dylan McDermott, Jason Lee, Heather Graham, Cary Elwes, Gary Busey and Patrick Warburton.