Paladin Picks Up 'The Man on Her Mind'

4:09 PM PST 06/11/2014 by Gregg Kilday
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Alan Hruska

Bruce Guthrie and Alan Hruska co-directed the project, which stars Amy McAllister and Samuel James.

Paladin has acquired U.S. rights to The Man on Her Mind, Alan Hruska's adaptation of his own play, which debuted in London in 2012. Bruce Guthrie and Hruska co-directed the film version, which stars Amy McAllister and Samuel James, who created their roles on stage.

Paladin, headed by president Mark Urman, will open the film theatrically in select markets in the fall. The Film Sales Company, which is handling foreign sales, will distribute it across digital platforms and home video.

The cast also includes Georgia Mackenzie and Shane Attwooll. Jamin O'Brien, Steven Levy, Sirad Balducci and Jonathan Gray produced, with Petina Cole serving as executive producer.

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In the romantic comedy, McAllister and James each play dual roles as both a couple that has begun courting and their imaginary projections of each other.

"Alan has concocted a lighter-than-air love story that is at once wise, witty and wholly original. He and Bruce have elicited sparkling performances from their British leads, who are spot-on as typically neurotic New Yorkers," Urman said.  

Hruska, who had a successful career as an attorney before he turned to writing and directing, has directed the films Nola, The Warrior Class and Reunion. He is also co-founder and chairman of the publishing house Soho Press.

Hruska and Guthrie are next planning a film adaptation of Hruska's play, Ring Twice for Miranda, which will go into production in spring of 2015.

The deal for Man was brokered by Urman and the Film Sales Company's Andrew Herwitz.

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