By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood September 6, 2013 at 10:45PM
Just before its Toronto Film Festival debut next Thursday, Magnolia Pictures has acquired US rights to "The Right Kind of Wrong," a romantic comedy directed by Jeremiah Chechik ("National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation," "Benny & Joon"). "'The Right is Wrong' is a lovely, well-directed crowdpleaser, and its winning cast shines,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “Ryan Kwanten especially shows a new side of himself that his fans will appreciate.”
The film is stars Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood") as a sad sack writer-dishwater whose ex-wife has detailed his many shortcomings on her well-read blog “Why You Suck." When he meets Colette (Sara Canning, "The Vampire Diaries") she is about to get married.
The film was produced by Robert Lantos ("Barney’s Version"). Megan Martin ("Cult") adapted the screenplay from Tim Sandlin’s novel "Sex and Sunsets." Also producing is Ari Lantos ("Stage Fright"), and Mark Musselman ("Being Julia") is Executive Producer.
Magnolia is eyeing an early 2014 release. The deal was negotiated by John Sloss of Cinetic Media on behalf of Serendipity Point Films with Magnolia Pictures.