GAY NEWS ALERT: Gay Re-Make of Scrooge

Scrooge & Marley

is a modern-day variation on Charles Dickens’ classic story of the
holidays, A Christmas Carol. Recounted from a gay sensibility, with
heart, comedy and music, the magic of Dickens’ timeless tale of a
man’s redemption at the holidays-thanks to the help of three ghostly
spirits-comes alive from a fresh perspective that will appeal to
audiences of every persuasion.

Scrooge & Marley, an independent film, will be shot in
Chicago May 2012. The film is based on an original script by Ellen
Stoneking, Richard Knight, Jr. and the late Tim Imse. It will be
directed by Knight and Peter Neville.

The film is being financed by investors, and is also launching an Indie
GoGo campaign this week, under the name Scrooge & Marley film.

hope to raise $15,000 by April 4, to add to the investor funding. See .

Several actors are already tentatively signed to the project, including: Megan Cavanagh (A League of Their Own, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Exes and Ohs); Rusty Schwimmer (North Country, The Surrogate, Drop Dead Diva, Bones,
); Ronnie Kroell (Bravo’s Make Me a Super Model, Eating Out-Drama Camp and Into the Lion’s Den); and Becca Kaufman, a renowned Chicago-area vocalist.

“I think movie fans of all types will love Scrooge & Marley
– especially those with a soft spot for good old-fashioned Christmas
movies like myself,” Knight said. But the completed film will also be
the realization of a long-held
dream. “At last, there will be a holiday movie that gay people can call
their own something that we can return to year after year.”

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