North American rights to actor Dermot Mulroney’s directorial debut “Love, Wedding, Marriage” have been picked up by IFC Films. The romantic comedy stars Kellan Lutz (“Twilight”), Mandy Moore (“License to Wed”), James Brolin (“Traffic”), Jane Seymour (“Wedding Crashers”) and Jessica Szohr.
In the film, Ava (Moore) is a marriage counselor whose life as a newlywed married to Charlie (Lutz) is turned upside down when she discovers her parents’ happy marriage is unexpectedly headed for divorce. Determined to reconcile her parents for their 30th anniversary surprise party she stops at nothing plunging from one compromising situation to another. Will she destroy her own marriage and her professional life in her attempt to get her parents back together?
Arianna Bocco, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films, and Lizzie Nastro, Director of Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films negotiated the deal with International Creative Management, which also represents Mulroney, Brolin and Szohr.
Commented Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films: “We are thrilled to be working with Dermot Mulroney on his winning directorial debut. This is a big-hearted and charming film that we are confident will win over audiences.”
“Love, Wedding, Marriage” is the first picture Michelle Chydzik Sowa has produced under her new banner Chydzik Media Group.
Chydzik Sowa and Mulroney have worked together twice before on “The Wedding Date” and “Inhale.” The film was written by Anouska Chydzik Bryson and Caprice Crane Chydzik Media Group and Voodoo Pictures financed the picture, which was shot in New Orleans, LA.
IFC Films is a sister division to Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by Rainbow Media.