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07 May 2010 Written by 


Romantic comedy centers on battle for frog-plagued vineyard

By Etan Vlessing

May 6, 2010, 06:12 PM ET

TORONTO -- Jason Priestley is set to direct "Mud Puppy," a feature from Angel Entertainment and Lexico Prods. about a playboy wine-lover battling a female environmentalist for control of a frog-plagued wine vineyard.

The romantic comedy is based on a true story about a British Columbia vineyard overcome by pesky amphibians. Monica Hilborn penned the script, and Telefilm Canada and pay TV operator Corus Entertainment helped bankroll development.

No word on casting. Production is set for summer 2011.

Priestley already co-hosts the celebrity wine-tasting TV series "Hollywood and Vines" and co-owns a winery in interior British Columbia.

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