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Entertainment One has taken U.S. distribution rights to Jason Priestley’s Cas & Dylan, which stars Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany. Cas & Dylan, which marks Priestley's feature directorial debut, stars Dreyfuss as Dr. Cas Pepper, a dying man whose plans to check out on his own terms take a reluctant detour when he winds up on the lam with a young woman, played by Maslany. Read more Eric Peterson, Aaron Poole Join Jason Priestley's 'Cas & Dylan' Feature The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum directed the Canadian indie film from a script by Jessie Gabe. Mark Montefiore produced Cas & Dylan, which
- Etan Vlessing
There will be plenty going on during the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), and the makers of "Corner Gas: The Movie" want to add to the fun by inviting the public to star in their flick.
The catch? You have to sing.
With Tiff in full swing, the people behind the big-screen adaptation of the Canadian television favourite will host a "Corner Gas Sing-a-Long Booth" at the intersection of Queen and John Streets, outside CTV's headquarters, from Sept. 4 to 13, said a Wednesday news release.
People will be invited to sing the show's theme song "Not a Lot Goin' On" karaoke-style, with the help of scrolling lyrics.
Singers' voices will then be mashed up and played over the end credits, while a number of people's videos will be shown in theatres, online and on a collectors' edition DVD.
The booth, which will look like the grain elevators you find on the Prairies, »
- Jesse Ferreras
It looks like Kirstie Alley’s sitcom comeback is going to be short-lived.
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The sitcom — which co-starred fellow sitcom vets Rhea Perlman and Michael Richards — found Alley playing Maddie Banks, a Tony Award-winning actress whose life was turned upside down upon the discovery of her long-lost son Arlo (played by Eric Peterson).
Canadian sitcom Corner Gas is set to get a film spin-off.
The show, which ran for six seasons, was the top-rated sitcom in Canada with a record-breaking three million people watching the series finale in 2009.
The film already has funding from Canadian broadcaster Bell Media and film financier Telefilm Canada but is looking for an extra $100,000 from crowd sourcing to fund the spin-off.
Writer and star of the show Brent Butt said of the 90-minute project: "I'm excited. The entire gang is back."
Picking up five years after the TV finale, residents of Dog River will discover their town has been mismanaged and they all have to move away.
Deciding to make one last rally to save Dog River, they discover a plan by a corporate chain »
On paper, "Kirstie" sounded like a coup for TV Land: A Kirstie Alley comeback vehicle that was also a "Cheers" reunion with co-star Rhea Perlman, as well as the TV return of "Seinfeld" legend Michael Richards.
Unfortunately, much of the sitcom's first season was met with a critical "meh." All the comedic talent in the world can't make up for subpar material, it would seem. But where did you land on the series?
Did you enjoy watching Maddie (Alley) reconnect with her long-lost son Arlo (Eric Peterson) while maintaining her Broadway lifestyle? Did Perlman and Richards as her assistant and chauffeur, respectively, inspire hilarity in your household? Are you hoping for a Season 2?
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