The distributor has made a preemptive buy on all North American rights to Werc Werk Works’ dramedy directed by Lawrence Kasdan.

Kevin Kline, Diane Keaton, Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins, Elisabeth Moss, Mark Duplass, Ayelet Zurer and Sam Shepherd star in the story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband and enlists her friends to help find the animal after her husband loses it.

Kasdan co-wrote the screenplay with Meg Kasdan. Anthony Bregman produced for Likely Story, Kasdan for Kasdan Pictures and CEO Elizabeth Redleaf for Werc Werk Works. Christine Walker of Werc Werk Works, Meg Kasdan and John Kelly served as executive producers.

SPC plans a 2012 release after negotiating the deal with CAA on behalf of Werc Werk Works. CAA represents Kasdan and Kline and arranged financing for the film. Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales.