’We’ve made a lot of serious movies lately so it will be fun to jump into a comedy,’ Mickey Liddell says.

Mickey Liddell’s LD Entertainment has greenlit the comedy Dog Days and with Ken Marino to direct.

The story will centre on people in Los Angeles brought together by their common love of canines. Marino, who directed this year’s $60m global hit How To Be A Latin Lover, will direct from a screenplay by Elissa Matsueda. Erica Oyama did a rewrite.

Principal photography on Dog Days is set to commence in Los Angeles in October. LD is fully financing the project and is going out to actors. Mickey Liddell and his LD Entertainment colleagues Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe serve as producers.

“We’ve made a lot of serious movies lately so it will be fun to jump into a comedy this fall with Ken Marino, fun actors, and lots of dogs,” Liddell said.

“I’m very excited to direct a movie about dogs,” Marino (pictured) said. “All of my best friends are dogs. Truth be told, the only friends I have are dogs. So this is a dream come true.”

The company most recently produced Pablo Larrain’s Jackie starring Natalie Portman, and recent release Megan Leavey with Kate Mara.

Last month, LD Entertainment announced it was teaming up with The Hangover screenwriter Jeremy Garelick on the venture American High with the goal of making school-set comedies, the first of which is set to begin shooting in March 2018.

LD is in post on Jacob’s Ladder starring Michael Ealy, Fast Color starring GuGu Mbatha-Raw, Live Like Line with Helen Hunt and William Hurt, and documentary and upcoming Venice premiere The Devil And Father Amorth from William Friedkin.