Marla Sokoloff and Amanda Righetti (“The Mentalist”) are toplining indie romantic comedy “The Chateau Meroux” for Contradictions Films.“Meroux” follows Sokoloff’s character as she inherits a Northern California winery and all the problems that come with it. Film also stars Barry Watson, Christopher Lloyd and Taylor Negron. Production began this week in Oakdale, Calif., with Bob Fugger directing from a script by Adam Morrison. John Orlando is producing with exec producers including Tomas Harlan, Tim Carter and Sean Gnekow. Morrison is repped by Book Ends Entertainment.