'True Blood' star to topline Serendipity Point romcom

“True Blood” star Ryan Kwanten has been set to topline Serendipity Point Films’ “Sex and Sunsets.”

Jeremiah Chechick will direct from the screenplay adaptation by Megan Martin based on the novel by Tim Sandlin. Principal photography will begin on Aug. 20 in Banff and Los Angeles.

Robert Lantos is producing with Ari Lantos (“Barney’s Version”). Mark Musselman is executive producer.

Kwanten will play a failed writer made famous for his many flaws and shortcomings in a blog called “Why You Suck,” written by his ex wife. Story centers on him meeting the girl of his dreams on the day she is marrying the perfect man.

Kwanten appeared in Warner Bros. series ‘Summerland” and played the lead in ESPN’s ‘The Junction Boys.”

Chechick’s credits include “Benny & Joon” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” as well as the mini-series “Bronx is Burning.” He has directed episodes of “Gossip Girl,” “Burn Notice” and “Chuck.”

Robert Lantos’ credits include “Barney’s Version,” “Eastern Promises,” “Being Julia,” “Sunshine,” and “The Sweet Hereafter.”

The deal was negotiated between Mark Musselman of Serendipity Point Films, and CAA.

“Sex and Sunsets” will be distributed by eOne in Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and the Benelux.

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