Saban acquires Diane Keaton-starring Love, Weddings & Other Disasters
In a competitive situation, Saban Films is closing on North American distribution rights to Dennis Dugan’s (Just Go with It, Happy Gilmore) romantic comedy Love, Weddings & Other Disasters featuring an ensemble cast led by Oscar winner Diane Keaton (Something’s Gotta Give).
Co-written by Dugan, Eileen Conn (Mad About You) and Larry Miller (Second Act), Love, Weddings & Other Disasters is a multi-story romantic comedy about the people who work on weddings to create the perfect day for a loving couple – while their own relationships are outlandish, odd, crazy and far from perfect.
The romantic comedy stars Keaton, Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons (Justice League), Maggie Grace (Taken franchise, Fear the Walking Dead), Jesse McCartney (Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise, Young Justice), Chandra West (I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, White Noise), Diego Boneta (Luis Miguel: The Series, Terminator: Dark Fate), Andrew Bachelor (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, When We First Met) and Veronica Ferres (Salt and Fire). Dugan, who penned the script, also served as a producer along with Align’s Adrian Politowski and Martin Metz, and Fortitude International’s Nadine de Barros.
“Dennis Dugan is one of the most successful comedy directors of our time and we have been huge fans of his work,” Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley said in a statement. “We knew we had to be a part of the newest addition to his collection. From box office successes and modern classics such as Big Daddy and Happy Gilmore to more recent releases such as Grown Ups, Dennis has always been a leading force.”
Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films along with The Gersh Agency and Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers. Executive Producer is SquareOne Entertainment’s Al Munteanu. Fortitude International is handling foreign rights. Love, Weddings & Other Disasters will be released by Saban Films, with plans to be announced at a later date.