Jeffrey D Erb's US-based Kindred Media Group has startedproduction on Hart Bochner's comedic fable One Part Sugar starring Danny DeVito and Dylan Walsh.
This is the second project to secure financing at the productionstage from Kindred following the thriller Southern Gothic, which went into production in January.
Hart Sharp has come aboard as equity investor and gets the rightof first negotiation for domestic distribution.
Robin Bissell and Clifford Werber are producing the storyof a disillusioned young man who bands together with his friends to help a strangerreturn their decrepit town to its former glories.
Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Anika Noni Rose, TracyMiddendorf, Melissa McCarthy, and Katey Sagal also star.
Bochner, who previously directed such comedies as High SchoolHigh and PCU, serves as executive producer withRichard Klubeck, Erb, Jonathan Sachar, Joe Nicolo, and Joe Amodei.
Erb negotiated the deal for Kindred with Robin Bissell andClifford Werber representing the producers.
Los Angeles andPennsylvania-based Kindred Media Group launched as a boutique distributor in2004.