Los Angeles & Santa Monica, CA, June 6, 2013 – Screen Gems and Miramax announced today that they are collaborating on a currently UNTITLED comedy that will star Kevin Hart (Think Like a Man, Let Me Explain and Ride Along) and Josh Gad (Love & Other Drugs and 21). Jeremy Garelick will direct the film, which was also written by Garelick (The Break-Up, Police Academy and An Ex to Grind) together with Jay Lavender (The Break-Up) and was developed at Miramax.

In the film, Jimmy (Hart) provides best man services for socially challenged guys, who – for whatever reason – have no one close enough to agree to stand by them on the day of their wedding. Doug (Gad) a groom-to-be, has found himself in just such a situation, but, to make matters worse, he fabricates the names of not only a best man but nine groomsmen as well. When all else fails, Doug seeks out Jimmy’s services to carry out a charade designed to make Doug look his best, but threatens to destroy everything if it fails.

Miramax’s Adam Fields and Will Packer are producing the film. Screen Gems’ President, Clint Culpepper, will oversee the project on behalf of Screen Gems.

Hart will next be seen in his concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain being released in July. Gad can be seen in the recent release The Internship as well as upcoming feature films Jobs and Thanks for Sharing.

Garelick and Lavender previously wrote the screenplay for the comedy The Break-Up starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston. Garelick’s writing credits also include script contributions to The Hangover, and he will also direct the upcoming project Sick Day which is currently in development.

Hart is represented by UTA and 3 Arts. Gad is represented by ICM Partners. Garelick is represented by UTA. Lavender is represented by Verve Talent and Literary Agency.

ABOUT SCREEN GEMS

Screen Gems is the specialty production division at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which was created to finance and produce moderately budgeted films that are marketed to targeted audiences.

ABOUT MIRAMAX

Miramax is a leading worldwide film and television studio with a library of more than 700 motion pictures. The Miramax library holds some of the world’s most original and acclaimed independent films including Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love, Chicago, Good Will Hunting, The English Patient, No Country for Old Men, Kill Bill Volumes I and II, Life is Beautiful, Reservoir Dogs, Sex, Lies and Videotape, Cinema Paradiso and My Left Foot – as well as scores of commercially successful films such as Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bad Santa, and the Scream, Hellraiser, Scary Movie and Spy Kids franchises. Collectively, the Miramax library has received 284 Academy Award® nominations and 68 Oscars®, including four Best Picture awards.

Miramax is headquartered in Santa Monica, California with a sales office in London. For more information, please visit www.miramax.com, “like” the company on www.facebook.com/miramax and follow Miramax on Twitter @Miramax.

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CONTACTS
For Screen Gems
Hans-Dieter Kopal, Principal Communications Group for Screen Gems – (323) 658-1555 / hans@pcommgroup.com

For Miramax
Dennis Dembia, Rogers & Cowan for Miramax – (310) 854-8114 / ddembia@rogersandcowan.com
Katie McGhee – (310) 409-4321 / kmcghee@miramax.com