AFM 2012: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Seyfried Team for 'Wonderful Tonight'
Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Seyfried are set to star in romantic comedy Wonderful Tonight for Myriad Pictures and Castle Rock Entertainment.
Christine Jeffs (Sunshine Cleaning) is attached to direct the film, written by J. Mills Goodloe.
The movie is about an unlikely love affair that arises when a one night stand between a wealthy lifelong bachelor and a free-spirited young woman results in a child. Used to having women chase him because of his money and good looks, he is in for a surprise when, two years later, she rejects him because of his selfish and arrogant past.
Castle Rock Entertainment's Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer will produce alongside Donna Roth and Susan Arnold.
Shafer and Glotzer most recently produced Friends with Benefits, Bernie and the third installment of the Before Sunset trilogy.
Myriad is handling worldwide rights to the film and is shopping the project to foreign buyers at the American Film Market.
"We think that the combination of Christine Jeffs, Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Seyfried brings a wonderful chemistry to this highly original romantic comedy," said Kirk D'Amico, president-CEO of Myriad, whose recent productions include Margin Call.
Dempsey is represented by UTA; Seyfried is represented by Innovative Artists.