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Sci-fi romcom a la "Little Miss Sunshine" with aliens, and a human-alien love story. JIMMY, a Venice Beach boardwalk hustler, discovers beautiful alien JARA and her two intergalactic circus performers stranded on Earth. He cons them into his "family" of misfit street performers. On a road odyssey to Las Vegas, sweet-tempered aliens touch jaded human hearts, and ultimately Jimmy and his carnies must rescue Jara and her aliens from a ruthless Las Vegas casino kingpin. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

Written by: Anton Diether     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Budget: Mid
Starring Roles For: Rainn Wilson
Christina Ricci
Jack Black
In the Vein Of: Paul
Little Miss Sunshine
Posted: 09/03/2009
Updated: 01/20/2018
Author Bio: ANTON DIETHER is the writer of the Hallmark TV miniseries Moby Dick, the highest-rated long-form show in basic cable history for 14 years, nominated for five Emmys and two Golden Globe Awards; ABC-TV miniseries Cleopatra; and Hallmark miniseries Stranded. Anton developed Beauty and the Beast for Fox, Land of Oz for Disney, Gold Fever for Phoenix Pictures, Operation Greylord for Showtime, Lost At Sea for TNT; currently Gang of Dreams TV miniseries for Little Studio Films, The Revolt for Revolt Prods, Taj Mahal for Threshold Ent., Dead Guys Don't Talk for THC Films, and TV series Inspector Chen & Me for Keller Entertainment Group, to be filmed in 2018.

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