Jason Priestly and Other Celebs To Star in Film Written by Carrollton Middle School Teachers

Budding screenwriters Bart D. Van Bemmel and Jason A. Wheeler may have done what no man has done before: gotten a Hollywood deal while teaching middle school in Carrollton. Their story, Butterscotch–a dark comedy about three people who meet in the waiting room of their suicide therapist and end up traveling together to plan their funerals–caught the eye of Academy Award nominee Jon Keeyes, who worked with Van Bemmel and Wheeler to create a short version of the film. The Butterscotch short has been selected by three film festivals so far, but the bigger news is that 90210 alum Jason Priestly, Corbin Bernsen, Lindy Booth, and Debra Jo Rupp have all signed on to do the feature-length version of the film. If all the financing comes through, the film is a go.

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