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Newtown-related movie facing opposition

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published February 05. 2013 7:00AM   Updated February 05. 2013 7:40AM

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town official says he'll do everything he can to prevent a TV movie related to the Newtown school shootings from being filmed in his community.

Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi told The News-Times of Danbury on Monday that director Jonathan Bucari's planned movie is a bad idea. He says he believes most town residents don't want the movie to be filmed in Ridgefield, and Bucari hasn't asked the town for permission.

Bucari says the movie titled "Illness" would be about a teenager with mental illness who fears his parents after the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman killed 20 first-graders, six educators and himself after fatally shooting his mother at their home.

He says he picked Ridgefield because it's similar to Newtown.

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