Cannes: Vertical Takes 'Wilde Wedding' for North America (Exclusive)

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'Wilde Wedding'

Glenn Close stars in Damian Harris' comedy as a retired film star preparing for her wedding to husband number four, a renowned English writer played by Patrick Stewart.

Vertical Entertainment has picked up North American rights to Wilde Wedding, a comedy from Gardens of the Night director Damian Harris starring Glenn Close, Patrick Stewart and John Malkovich.

Close plays Eve Wilde, a now-retired film star who is getting ready to marry husband number four, the acclaimed English writer Harold Alcott (Stewart), after a whirlwind courtship. But on the long summer weekend before the nuptials, the couple is confronted with their romantic pasts in the form of Wilde's first husband, played by Malkovich, and their collective families. Minnie Driver, Jack Davenport, Yael Stone, Peter Facinelli, Noah Emmerich and Grace Van Patten co-star.

“The chemistry and comedy between Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart and the incredible ensemble cast is a dream for us and for audiences everywhere,” said Vertical’s co-president Rich Goldberg in a statement.

The deal for Wilde Wedding was negotiated by Rich Goldberg and Peter Jarowey at Vertical, and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers. Hanway is handling worldwide sales outside of North America for Wilde Wedding and presenting the project to buyers in Cannes.