South Korea's CJ Entertainment has partnered with Lionsgate and Vertigo Entertainment, best known for re-making Asian films, on original cross-cultural comedy Korean Wedding.

The project is based on the real-life experiences of scriptwriter Jason Filardi's cousin who married into a Korean family. The story, which will be predominantly shot in South Korea, follows an American groom and his family who travel to Korea to meet their prospective in-laws before the wedding.

Filardi previously wrote Adam Shankman's culture clash comedy Bringing Down The House starring Steve Martin and Queen Latifah, and Burr Steers' upcoming fantasy comedy Seventeen Again starring Zac Efron about a man reliving his college years after being magically transported back in time.

Chong Choe of CJ Entertainment's international film financing and distribution team states: 'Korean Wedding represents another inroad for us in Hollywood and another step towards making more North American films. Great people are involved in the project, and we're optimistic about the film's potential.'

CJ Entertainment previously invested in Kirsten Sheridan's fantasy drama August Rush and has other North American projects in development. Korean Wedding is expected to open in late 2009.