‘Korean Wedding’ set for Lionsgate

Studio to co-produce film with CJ, Vertigo

Lionsgate has confirmed that it is partnering with Vertigo Entertainment and South Korea’s CJ Entertainment to co-produce “Korean Wedding,” about an American who falls in love with a Korean girl on a trip to that country.

Pic is scripted by Jason Filardi (“Bringing Down the House”) and his cousin Ian McConnel, whose real-life experiences in marrying a Korean woman inspired the pic. Helmer and budget are not yet confirmed, but Lionsgate has put up some development coin.

About 80% of the film will be shot in Korea, a source at CJ Entertainment said.

CJ’s Kim Joo-sung and Vertigo’s Roy Lee and Doug Davidson will produce. Lionsgate will release in the U.S., while CJ handles Korean distribution. International sales rights are still to be assigned. Aim is for release in the latter half of 2009.

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