Arclight Films has acquired international sales rights to the US-South Korea family comedy The Wedding Palace, which is set to begin filming in Koreatown, Los Angeles, and Seoul, South Korea, in October.

USC Cinema School alumnus Christine Yoo makes her directorial debut on the project, which is backed by official sponsorship from Hyundai Motor America, Jinro, Tous Les Jours, the Korea Tourism Organisation and the Koreatown Youth And Community Center. The film-makers are in talks with South Korean social network site Cyworld.

The story centres on a 29-year-old man under pressure from his family to reverse an old curse by getting married before he turns 30. The man befriends a South Korean woman online and it is only when she visits the US that he discovers she is four feet tall. No North American distributor has come aboard yet.

South Korea's Haejung Kang, whose credits include Old Boy and Welcome To Dongmakgol, stars alongside Korean-Japanese-American actor Brian Tee, who appeared in The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift, and Korean-American comedian Bobby Lee.

The film is being produced in South Korea by Tae Hun Lee of Opus Pictures, who previously produced Sympathy For Lady Vengeance and I Am A Cyborg.

On the US side the producers are Tim Kwok of Convergence Entertainment, who produced Jackie Chan-starrer The Medallion and horror titles andHybrid Clock Tower, Jory Weitz, Schwan Park and Edward Lee of SPEL Pictures and Christine Yoo and Brian Tee of Tee-Yoo Productions.