Summit and Mandalay Get Mental


Summit Entertainment has bought Bear Aderhold and Tom Sullivan’s broadly comic script Mental and has committed Mandalay Pictures to produce the feature.

Mental follows an orderly who is promised part of a $3 million inheritance from a mentally disturbed patient in his care — but only if they can break out of an asylum and get to court to collect the loot. On the way from the Pasadena institution to Santa Monica, the seemingly stable patient begins to reveal personality disorders that make for a disastrous road trip.

Aderhold and Sullivan’s feature credit is co-writing the Lionsgate comedy Delta Farce.