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Canadian sitcom Corner Gas for movie spin-off

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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 cast of Corner Gas

The cast of Corner Gas


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.

Eric Peterson, Janet Wright, Gabrielle Miller, Fred Ewanuick, Lorne Cardinal, Tara Spencer-Nairn and Nancy Robertson are all set to return as their characters.

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 that will change their life in the town forever.

Producers are aiming for a Christmas 2014 release over two weekends at Cineplex Entertainment screens.

Production on the film will begin in June in Rouleau, Saskatchewan, where the original series was shot.

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