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MVD Gets Rights to Dark Comedy ‘Wrong Reasons’ Exec Produced by Kevin Smith

Wrong Reasons

Stephanie Prange

MVD Entertainment Group has picked up North American rights to the dark comedy Wrong Reasons.

From Anticurrent Productions, the film is the feature debut of writer-director Josh Roush and is executive produced by filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks).

It will be released on VOD, digital, Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 15 through MVD Visual imprint.

In this dark, comedic thriller, an ambiguously intentioned masked man (James Parks, The Hateful Eight) kidnaps a drug addicted punk rock singer (Liv Roush, in her acting debut) and triggers a police investigation headed by Detective Charles Dobson (Ralph Garman, Ted) as well as a media circus. 
The supporting cast includes Teresa Ruiz (The Marksman), David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Don Burgundy), Daniel Roebuck (The Fugitive), Smith, and Keith Coogan (Adventures in Babysitting). The soundtrack includes music by Tim Armstrong, L7, Black Flag, The Wipers, Channel 3, William Elliott Whitmore, The Unseen, Bi-Product and more.  

Following its debut at Smith’s first annual Smodcastle Film Festival in the fall of 2022, the film toured theatrically in North America and Australia during the first quarter of 2023, presented by Smith himself, along with Q&As from Roush.  

“This film represents the culmination of the skills I’ve been developing throughout my entire life,” Roush said in a statement. “I wrote and directed this film as psychoanalysis of myself and my love of Punk Rock and approached the film like The Ramones approached music: Get in and out quick while cutting to the chase. There is not one single aspect of this flick that doesn’t contain my heart, soul, and DNA bared openly for the audience to judge.”

“Few first films are as accomplished as Wrong Reasons,” Smith told Deadline. “This punk rock thriller by Josh Roush reminded me of why I got into filmmaking in the first place, and seeing what he accomplished on a next-to-nothing budget even inspired me to go equally indie-as-f*ck on my next feature.”

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The deal was negotiated by Eric D. Wilkinson for MVD Entertainment and producer Liv Roush on behalf of AntiCurrent Productions. 

“After having experienced Wrong Reasons at the Smodcastle Film Festival with an enthusiastic crowd who loved every minute of it, I was determined to bring Josh’s movie to MVD,” said MVD’s Wilkinson in a statement. “The film’s humor, message, and music immediately won me over and I look forward to sharing this fun flick with audiences on digital, VOD and disc this summer.” 

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