The Wedding Year will be directed by Robert Luketic from a screenplay by Don Diego. Luketic is known for Legally Blonde, Monster-in-Law, and episodes of the telenovela-inspired TV dramedy Jane the Virgin.
The film features Hyland as a marriage-averse LA photographer with a long-term boyfriend. Their relationship reaches a boiling point when the two of them are invited to fifteen weddings in one year. If you know rom-coms, you might notice that this premise harkens back to director Anne Fletcher’s 27 Dresses (2008), which starred Katherine Heigl – who also starred opposite Gerard Butler in Luketic’s 2009 rom-com The Ugly Truth. Small world!
Lakeshore will bring The Wedding Year to Cannes Film Festival this year for sales. Production begins May 21 in Los Angeles.