Vertical Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to Tim Garrick’s Behaving Badly, starring Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) and Selena Gomez along with Mary-Louise Parker, Elisabeth Shue, Dylan McDermott, Jason Lee, Heather Graham, Cary Elwes, Gary Busey, and Patrick Warburton. The deal was announced by the companys President, Rich Goldberg, who plans to release the film in theaters in August 2014.
In the comedy, directed by Tim Garrick, Rick Stevens (Nat Wolff) is willing to do whatever it takes to try and win the heart of Nina Pennington (Selena Gomez) even if this means making a bet with a mobsters son! The pressure is on, but the mob isnt the only thing that’s standing in his way. If he ever hopes to land the girl of his dreams, he’ll also have to deal with a group of strippers, his best friend’s horny mother (Elisabeth Shue), his drug-abusing boss (Dylan McDermott), a perverted principal (Patrick Warburton), a priest with a really bigsecret (Jason Lee), a sultry defense attorney (Heather Graham), and a patron saint who dispenses cryptic advice (Mary-Louise Parker). No one ever said love was easy.
Rich Goldberg, President of Vertical Entertainment, said this about the acquisition: “This film spoke to us on many levels and we are excited to show audiences how funny this cast can be together. It is a return to the classic comedies of the late ’80s and early ’90s as Tim Garrick and his team did a wonderful job capturing that fine line between endearing and off-the-wall.”
Behaving Badly was based on Ric Browd’s book “While Im Dead…Feed The Dog,” and is produced by Andrew Lazar and Miri Yoon, executive produced by Barry Quart and Kevin Tang, with original music by David Newman, and editing by Matt Friedman.