Virgin Alexander

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The location set to play the main character's house -- it's on Crescent Street in Saratoga Springs.

Another movie is set to shoot in the Capital Region this summer. But there's no Angelina this time -- this film's an indie.

The "ultra low budget" romantic comedy Virgin Alexander will be filmed in Saratoga Springs in June. And the current casting rumors include Paige Howard (daughter of Ron and sister of Bryce) and Bronson Pinchot (yes, Cousin Balki himself).

We haven't confirmed the casting rumors yet, but Paige Howard is following the film's Twitter feed. Calls to Mypos have not been returned, but someone fitting Pinchot's description was spotted doing "the dance of joy." (OK, that last part... not true.)

The film is written and directed by Saratoga Springs native Sean Fallon, along with Charlotte Barrett. It's billed as a "romantic comedy that calls to mind Bottle Rocket and Risky Business."

From the film's website, here's the plot:

Alexander is a 26 year old garbage man who dreams of playing piano. His plan of studying music in college is dashed when his grandfather transfers his debt-ridden home into Alexander's name. Now Alexander owes $100,000 on the house and has zero chance at approval of a student loan.

Bim, a small town crook who thinks he's an entrepreneur, runs a failing fast food restaurant to cover his illegal activities. When he reneges on a promise to help one of his young employees, Ruby, pay for college she throws a basket of sizzling hot French fries in his face. To avoid Bim's wrath, Ruby hides in a dumpster where she meets Alexander. Both in need of quick cash, Ruby wants to team up with Alexander and beat Bim at his own game.

Alexander is quickly in over his head. He has an angry fast food entrepreneur threatening violence and the bank threatening eviction. But the biggest problem off all? Alexander is falling in love with Ruby.

Part of the plot apparently also involves a prostitution business (we're guessing that's the Risky Business angle).

If you're thinking "Gee, an ultra low budget indie sounds like a fun way to spend the summer," the filmmakers are looking for additional cast members and experienced crew. You can send headshots, resumes and inquiries here.


Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my close-up.

I think I read somewhere that this is a front for Wes Anderson's new film... But why in the world would he cast Balki? Guess it's a little post modern casting.

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