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Keanu Reeves And Winona Ryder To Star In Destination Wedding For Director Victor Levin

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Keanu Reeves (The Matrix trilogy, John Wick, John Wick: Chapter Two) and Academy Award® Nominee and Golden Globe® Winner Winona Ryder (Girl Interrupted, Stranger Things) will star in Victor Levin's (5 to 7) comedy Destination Wedding, from Levin's original script. 

Sunshine Pictures' Gail Lyon is producing with Two Camel Films' Elizabeth Dell.  Robert Jones is producing for The Fyzz Facility, which is fully financing the film. Elevated's Cassian Elwes and The Fyzz Facility's Wayne Marc Godfrey are executive producing.  Principal photography recently wrapped in central California.  

Destination Wedding tells the story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, both pariahs at this affair, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.  But to act on those feelings would be to trust hope over experience, a foolish choice indeed.


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Destination Wedding sees Reeves and Ryder renew a fan-favorite on-screen partnership that began with Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) and has included Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly (2006). 

Most recently, Reeves reprised his role in John Wick: Chapter 2 for Summit Entertainment and received critical acclaim in Marti Noxon's To The Bone, which was released by Netflix last month.  Ryder has been lauded for her performance in the immensely popular Netflix series Stranger Things, which earned her a Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild® nomination for her role as "Joyce Byers." Stranger Things 2 will premiere on Netflix on October 27th.

Writer-Director Levin's debut film, 5 to 7 (2015) starred Anton Yelchin, Lambert Wilson, Bérénice Marlohe, Frank Langella and Glenn Close.  A Golden Globe winner and four-time Emmy nominee, his previous writing work has included Mad About You, Mad Men, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton (2004) and Then She Found Me (2008).  He is currently an executive producer, writer and director for the critically-acclaimed Starz comedy Survivor's Remorse.

Lyon and Dell teamed for this project.  Previous credits for Lyon include Gattaca, Erin Brockovich, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, and Edge of Darkness.  Dell's credits include B-Girl, and the series Logan Paul Vs.


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"The Fyzz is incredibly excited to work with Vic, Gail, Elizabeth and Cassian and to be a part of Destination Wedding," The Fyzz Facility's Robert Jones said.  "When comedy is seated in character and truth it's both funny and moving, and on that basis Vic's screenplay is one of the best I've read in a long time. Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves are wonderfully skilful actors and their chemistry on-screen truly brings these irascible characters to life. Their unswerving commitment to the project is a testament to both material and director."

"Elizabeth and I have both known Vic a long time," Gail Lyon said, "and it's been our collective pleasure to work together, along with Cassian and The Fyzz, to bring this movie to life. Keanu and Winona bring a lot of history and chemistry to their roles, which adds a wonderful dimension to their performances and their dynamic."

WME, Lawrence Kopeikin and Cassian Elwes are representing the film. Reeves and Levin are represented by WME, and Ryder by The Gersh Agency and Anonymous Content and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.

ABOUT THE FYZZ FACILITY

Established in 2010 by Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones, The Fyzz Facility is a prolific production and financing company. Based in London, with offices in Los Angeles, The Fyzz Facility creates bespoke financing strategies which provide a sharp and individualized approach to each project.

The Fyzz Facility has invested more than $250m into over 200 features with an aggregate production spend in excess of a $1bn. Company credits include Taylor Sheridan's Wind River starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen; Johannes Roberts' 47 Meters Down which recently became 2017's biggest independent US box office hit, and Martin Campbell's Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan starrer The Foreigner, which STX will release this Fall.  

Other current in-house productions include Three Seconds starring Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman, Common and Clive Owen; Johannes Roberts' Strangers; action-thriller Final Score starring Dave Bautista, and Matthew Holness' darkly twisted debut feature Possum starring Sean Harris.

 

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