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With an onscreen partnership that began back in 1992 with Bram Stoker’s Dracula from Francis Ford Coppola and continued with Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly in 2006, Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder are pairing up once more.
Comedy Destination Wedding, to be directed by Victor Levin (5 to 7) from his own script, tells the story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, both pariahs at this affair, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves. But to act on those feelings would be to trust hope over experience, a foolish choice indeed.
Sunshine Pictures’ Gail Lyon is producing with Two Camel Films’ Elizabeth Dell. Robert Jones is producing for The Fyzz Facility, which is fully financing the film. Elevated’s Cassian Elwes and The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey are executive producing. Principal photography recently wrapped in central California.
“Elizabeth and I have both known Vic a long time,” Lyon said. “And it’s been our collective pleasure to work together, along with Cassian and The Fyzz, to bring this movie to life. Keanu and Winona bring a lot of history and chemistry to their roles, which adds a wonderful dimension to their performances and their dynamic.”
Added Fyzz Factory’s Jones: “When comedy is seated in character and truth it’s both funny and moving, and on that basis Vic’s screenplay is one of the best I’ve read in a long time. Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves are wonderfully skillful actors and their chemistry onscreen truly brings these irascible characters to life. Their unswerving commitment to the project is a testament to both material and director.”
WME, Lawrence Kopeikin and Elwes are representing the film. Reeves and Levin are represented by WME, and Ryder by The Gersh Agency and Anonymous Content and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.
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