Vertical Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to Tim Garrick’s comedy “Behaving Badly,” which stars Nat Wolff and Selena Gomez, the company announced Wednesday.
Vertical is planning to release the film in theaters in August to the top 20 markets.
“Behaving Badly” — formerly titled “Parental Guidance Suggested” and “Feed the Dog” — was fully financed by Starboard Entertainment and is a Mad Chance production.
Tim Garrick directed from a screenplay he co-wrote with Scott Russell based on Ric Browde’s book “While I’m Dead…Feed The Dog.” Producers are Andrew Lazar and Miri Yoon with Barry Quart and Kevin Tang exec producing.
The film also stars Mary-Louise Parker, Elisabeth Shue, Dylan McDermott, Jason Lee, Heather Graham, Cary Elwes, Gary Busey, and Patrick Warburton.
Wolff stars as Rick Stevens, who’s willing to do whatever it takes to try and win the heart of Nina Pennington (Gomez) — even if this means making a bet with a mobster’s son! No one ever said love was easy, so if he ever hopes to land the girl of his dreams, he’ll also have to deal with a group of strippers, his best friend’s horny mother (Shue), his drug-abusing boss (McDermott), a perverted principal (Warburton), a priest with a really bigsecret (Lee), a sultry defense attorney (Graham), and a patron saint who dispenses cryptic advice (Parker).
“This film spoke to us on many levels and we are excited to show audiences how funny this cast can be together. It is a return to the classic comedies of the late 80′s and early 90′s as Tim Garrick and his team did a wonderful job capturing that fine line between endearing and off-the-wall,” said Vertical president Rich Goldberg.
The deal was negotiated by Rich Goldberg and Peter Jarowey at Vertical Entertainment, with Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard of Voltage Pictures and Kevin Iwashina and Zac Bright of Preferred Content on behalf of the filmmakers.
Awww… can’t wait for this film