Cinelicious Pics has snatched up all North American rights for The Mend, the debut film from director John Magary. Starring Josh Lucas, Stephen Plunkett, Lucy Owen, Mickey Sumner, Austin Pendleton, Cory Nichols, Louisa Krause, Leo Fitzpatrick and Sarah Steele, The Mend is a trippy comedy about a pair of NYC-based brothers stumbling through relationships, family and their own manhood. From Moxie Pictures in association with Discount Films, it’s produced by Myna Joseph and Michael Prall, executive produced by Robert Fernandez, Dan Levinson, Michael Hacker and Susannah Hacker, and presented for its North American release by Pineapple Express helmer David Gordon Green. The deal was negotiated by Kristine Blumensaadt, Dennis Bartok, and David Marriott, all of Cinelicious, with Traction Media’s Maren Olson on behalf of the filmmakers.
Charlie Morrison has been promoted to VP at Red Wagon Entertainment. The former Creative Executive co-produced the Divergent sequel Insurgent, which has grossed more than $200 million worldwide, and he will do the same on the two-part franchise finale Allegiant. He will work alongside Red Wagon VP of Motion Picture and Television Nicki Cortese to oversee other projects in development as well as the production company’s expansion into the TV realm; the company has a pilot production commitment from NBC on a follow-up to Bewitched. Prior to Red Wagon, Morrison worked under Marty Bowen on Summit’s Twilight franchise.