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SOURCE Aviron Pictures
- Deal includes distribution rights in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa -
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviron Pictures has acquired distribution rights in North America and all other English-speaking territories – including the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa – to Victor Levin's romantic comedy Destination Wedding starring Keanu Reeves (John Wick: Chapter 2, Something's Gotta Give) and Winona Ryder ("Stranger Things", The Dilemma).
Destination Wedding tells the story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, Frank (Reeves) and Lindsay (Ryder), who develop a mutual affection despite themselves. The film reunites fan favorites Reeves and Ryder, who were last seen together in Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly (2006) and Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992).
Based on an original script from Levin (5 to 7, "Mad About You"), the film is produced by Sunshine Pictures' Gail Lyon and Two Camel Films' Elizabeth Dell. Robert Jones is also producing for The Fyzz Facility, which fully financed the film. Jean Wyman, Cassian Elwes of Elevated, and Wayne Marc Godfrey, James Harris and Mark Lane of The Fyzz Facility serve as Executive Producers. Aviron Pictures' head of acquisitions Jason Resnick negotiated the deal with Cassian Elwes and Wayne Marc Godfrey. Endeavor Content handled the U.S. rights, and BLOOM handled international sales.
"Destination Wedding is a sharp and clever rom-com that brings together two beloved stars in a way we've never seen them before," says Aviron Pictures' David Dinerstein. "We are thrilled to once again partner with The Fyzz Facility on this uniquely hilarious comedy and look forward to working with Victor Levin, Gail Lyon, Elizabeth Dell, Jean Wyman and Cassian Elwes."
Victor Levin said: "We're very pleased to be working with the Aviron team and appreciate their level of enthusiasm and commitment. We are very excited by their plans for the film."
Aviron Pictures recently released the Halle Berry thriller Kidnap, which grossed over $30MM at the domestic box office. The company will next release the horror film The Strangers: Prey at Night on March 9, 2018, starring Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman and the action thriller Three Seconds on August 17, 2018, starring Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen. BLOOM is handling international sales on both titles which were financed and produced by The Fyzz Facility.
The Fyzz Facility's recent in-house productions include: the US box office smash hit 47 Meters Down starring Mandy Moore and directed by Johannes Roberts, for which Aviron Pictures handled domestic theatrical marketing for Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures and Jackie Chan's The Foreigner, which has notched up over $120MM box office worldwide. Upcoming projects ?nanced and produced by The Fyzz Facility include: the thriller Three Seconds; The Strangers: Prey at Night; Final Score starring Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan; and Possum, Matthew Holness' darkly twisted feature film debut.
About Aviron Pictures
Aviron Pictures is an independently financed Los Angeles-based entertainment company specializing in the marketing and distribution of feature films in the U.S. and Canada.
ABOUT THE FYZZ FACILITY
Based in London and Los Angeles, The Fyzz Facility is a proli?c production and ?nancing company specializing in feature film content and international television drama series. The company has invested more than $280m into over 200 feature ?lms with an aggregate production spend in excess of $2bn. As well as co-financing such titles as Taylor Sheridan's Wind River and Martin Scorsese's Silence.
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