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Tony Dow from Leave It To Beaver to direct comedy about rabid Star Wars fans

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According to Variety, Tony Dow has signed on to direct The Line Kings, a “feature comedy celebrating the endless enthusiasm of Star Wars fans.” Unlike the tragic and ultimately disappointing quest from Fanboys, though, this movie will be about a group of nerds who camp out before the premiere of a new Star Wars movie after learning that Disney will give walk-on roles in the next movie to whoever manages to wait in line for four days. Somehow, this leads to “a battle royale between two fan groups determined to be first.”

Dow has directed a number of TV show episodes across stuff like Coach, Harry And The Hendersons, Babylon 5, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Also, he happens to be same Tony Dow who played Wally Cleaver on Leave It To Beaver, so that’s fun.


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