Dermot Mulroney finalizes 'Love' cast
THR EXCLUSIVEDermot Mulroney is moving forward with his directorial debut, "Love, Wedding, Marriage," lining up Mandy Moore, Kellan Lutz, James Brolin and Jane Seymour to star in the romantic comedy.
The movie has seen financing come and go and return again, and the cast has gone through Tetris-style combinations with names including Jessica Alba, Christopher Walken and Blythe Danner circling.
Financing is being finalized, but the movie produced by Michelle Chydzik is slated to go before cameras April 19 in Louisiana. Nathalie Marciano is executive producing the picture, whose title might change to "Keep It Together."
The story centers on a newlywed marriage counselor (Moore) who is thrown for a loop when she learns that her parents, whose marriage she's always idealized, are headed for divorce. She sets out on a disastrous path to save their marriage at the expense of her own, manipulating loved ones to achieve her objectives.
Lutz will play her husband; Brolin and Seymour will play the parents.
The ICM-repped Mulroney been acting since the mid-1980s, with early appearances including the TV version of "Fame" and the feature "Young Guns." After his stab at directing, Mulroney will return to television, where he is slated to star in a revamped version of "The Rockford Files" at NBC.
For Moore, the movie is her first since starring in the 2007 comedies "Because I Said So" and "License to Wed." She is repped by UTA and Storefront Pictures.
Lutz, who plays Emmett Cullen in the "Twilight" movies, recently boarded the fantasy epic "Immortals," formerly known as "War of the Gods," in which he will play sea god Poseidon. He is repped by Innovative.
Brolin, repped by ICM, appears in David O. Russell's upcoming "Nailed."
Seymour's latest film, "The Assistants," won the audience award during the weekend at the Vail Film Festival, where the Innovative-repped actress received the Reva Award for achievement in acting.