Movie about waiting in line for Star Wars in the works

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May 2, 2017, 1:24 PM EDT (Updated)

A film about something we've all probably done at least once in our lives is on the way.

The movie is called The Line Kings and, according to Variety (via The Playlist), it's about a group of hardcore Star Wars fans who camp out in front of the famous Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles for four days. Now, I don't know about you, but there was a time when this writer did plant himself in front of a theater so that he could be first in line to see a new Star Wars movie, but it was a long time ago and it was for five hours, not days (and I'll be damned if I tell you for which movie it was).

The Line Kings, however, is not about fans merely lining up to watch a new installment in the Skywalker saga. They queue up after Disney/Lucasfilm announces that the first group of fans in line at the theater will win walk-on parts in the next Star Wars movie, leading two packs of devotees to fight it out for that first position.

Written and produced by Billy Riback and Steve Rubin, The Line Kings is set to be directed by Tony Dow, who has directed episodes of Babylon 5, Swamp Thing and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ... but is probably best known for playing Wally Cleaver on the 1950s sitcom Leave It to Beaver. It's a mad world.

Production on The Line Kings is slated to start in Los Angeles in late spring. Now all of us can begin to ponder the question: How far would we go for a role in a Star Wars movie?