Gravitas Ventures has secured U.S. rights to “Total Frat Movie” from Digerati Films. The comedy is set for a Sept. 23 release in theaters and on demand, Variety has learned exclusively.
Warren P. Sonoda (“Swearnet: The Movie”) directed from a script by Stephen Fromkin and Sacha Pavlovic. Bob Wertheimer produces with Fred Fuchs, Neil Bregman and Jonathon Bronfman serving as executive producers.
The project is inspired by the college lifestyle website TotalFratMove.com, which includes stories such as “What to Do When You’re Underage and the Bar Gets Raided” and “Guy Asks Girls in Vegas for Tips on How to Lose His Virginity.”
The cast includes Justin Deeley (“90210”), Nick Bateman (“Hobo With a Shotgun”), Rebecca Dalton (“Spun Out”), Alex House (“Todd and The Book of Pure Evil”) and features Tom Green.
“This film captures the same spirit of classics like ‘Animal House,’ ‘Van Wilder,’ ‘Project X’ and ‘Road Trip,’” said Dan Fisher, senior director of acquisitions for Gravitas.
The film follows Deeley’s character, who joins his late father’s fraternity right as the house is permanently shuttered. Three years later, he discovers a loophole in the school’s rules and presents his evidence to the dean, who agrees to reinstate the banned fraternity under the condition that they get 15 members by the end of rush week.
Executive Producers Brian Ross and Bob Sanitsky said, “We are excited that Gravitas saw the potential of our debaucherous film. Their team’s unique approach will provide the biggest reach possible. We look forward to working with them to bring this shockingly funny fraternity film to audiences everywhere.”
CAA brokered the deal with Gravitas.