Lionsgate has acquired U.S. and U.K. distribution rights to ensemble comedy “The Big Wedding” from Nu Image / Millenium films.
Lionsgate plans to open the film domestically on Oct. 19, 2012. The announcement was made jointly Tuesday.
Cast includes Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Robin Williams, Ben Barnes and Topher Grace. It’s currently shooting in Greenwich, Ct.
“Wedding,” written and directed by Justin Zackham (“The Bucket List”), centers around De Niro and Keaton’s characters, a long divorced couple being forced to pretend that they are still happily married at their son’s wedding.
Zackham, Clay Pecorin, Richard Salvatore and Harry Ufland are producing. Nu Image’s Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort and Trevor Short are executive producing.
“Wedding” is the first title to be dated on Oct. 19, 2012. Par’s opening “Fun Size” and Sony’s slotted the untitled Kathryn Bigelow drama for the previous frame.
Lionsgate handled Nu Image’s “The Expendables” and the upcoming “Conan the Barbarian.”
Negotiations on behalf of Lionsgate were overseen by Jason Constantine along with Eda Kowan and Wendy Jaffe.