September 7, 2013 - 16:16 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Magnolia Pictures acquired U.S. rights to The Right Kind Of Wrong, a romantic comedy starring Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries), Catherine O’Hara (Best In Show) and Will Sasso (The Three Stooges), directed by Jeremiah Chechik (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Benny & Joon), Deadline said.
Magnolia acquired the film in advance of its world premiere as a Gala Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival. Pic will be released early next year.
The Right Kind Of Wrong is about Leo Palamino (played by Kwanten) a failed-writer-turned-dishwasher made famous for his many flaws and shortcomings in a blog called “Why You Suck,” a huge Internet success written by his ex-wife. Then Leo meets Colette (played by Sara Canning), the girl of his dreams… on the day she is marrying the perfect man. And so, the ultimate underdog story begins as Leo, a fearless dreamer, risks all to show Colette and the whole wide world all that is right with a man famous for being wrong.
“The Right Kind of Wrong is oddly likeable for a relatively generic romantic comedy. Chalk it up to an unexpected naughty streak and the charms of its principle cast. Like many of its kind — there are enough failed writer romances to constitute a subgenre at this point — Jeremiah S. Chechik's first film since The Avengers (obviously not Marvel's, the one where Sean Connery dresses in a pink bear suit) isn't half as clever as it thinks it is, but it's sincere enough to forgive many of its flaws.
.. The Right Kind of Wrong isn't a divisive laugh riot, although, no matter your tastes, it's so generally affable, moderately self-aware and just risqué enough that it's hard not to be at least a little amused by. However, it could be just the right comforting dose of cinematic chicken soup for a day when excessive brainpower expenditure is too much effort,” a review published at Exclaim.ca said.
Pic is produced by Robert Lantos and Megan Martin adapted the screenplay from Tim Sandlin’s novel Sex and Sunsets. Also producing is Ari Lantos and Mark Musselman is exec producer. Cinetic Media’s John Sloss made the deal.