Initial Entertainment Group (IEG) has agreed to fully finance The Accidental Husband which IEG's Graham King will produce with the film's star Uma Thurman and Jason Blum.
Thurman is joined by Brendan Fraser in the romantic comedy which will be directed by Hugh Wilson (The First Wives Club).
IEG is handling worldwide sales on the film, written by Mimi Hare and Clare Naylor, which tells the story of a self-help guru (Thurman) planning her wedding who discovers that she is already married to a rogue who has forged their marriage license.
Thurman originally bought the project to Blum who executive produced Hysterical Blindness with her and the two approached King, although the project was formerly set up at Fireworks Pictures, whose president Daniel Diamond is attached as an executive producer.
John Ptak of CAA brokered the deal between Blum and IEG, with Robert Newman of ICM responsible for introducing the picture to IEG. Colin Cotter negotiated the deal on behalf of IEG and Jessica Tuchinsky at CAA, who represents Thurman, was also instrumental in closing the deal.