EXCLUSIVE: Defiant Pictures and 2020 Entertainment have joined together in fiscal union to back The Divorce Party, an original comedy feature written by actors Lane Garrison (Camp X-Ray, Bonnie & Clyde) and Mark Famiglietti (Premonition, The Greens Are Gone). Story tracks a newly dumped divorcee who hires his sexy former wedding planner to throw a “divorce party” celebrating his new singledom. Garrison and Famiglietti were inspired by the increasing popularity of fetes thrown to mark the end of wedded unions, a trend that’s grown its own cottage industry in recent years. They teamed with Salt producer Sunil Perkash to develop the project, which is now gearing up for a fall shoot with director Matthew Bissonnette (Passenger Side, Who Loves The Sun).

Also aboard as exec producer is Bill Kelly, who wrote the Perkash-produced films Enchanted, Premonition, Blast From The Past, and the upcoming Defiant Pics sci-fier Timeless. Nicolas Veinberg (Dark Places, Wild Oats) is producing for Defiant Pictures and Paresh Ghelani (Thunder Run, Night Of The Living Dead: Origins 3D) is producing for 2020 Entertainment. Veteran casting director Anne McCarthy (Fast & Furious 7, The Conjuring, Mr. and Mrs. Smith) is currently on the hunt for the pic’s three leads. Garrison and Bissonnette are clients of Untitled Entertainment. Famiglietti is repped by Silver Lining Entertainment and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman. Kelly is repped by WME.