EXCLUSIVE: Former Blues Clues co-creator and exec producer Todd Kessler will direct Scandalous!, a musical being financed and produced by Indiepelago Films partners Ancil McKain and Claire Ince. The film will star Caribbean music star Machel Montano and Bollywood’s Priya Anand and the backdrop is the Trini version of Carnival. Anand plays a woman who got engaged to a wealthy London suitor to help her father’s business. Then she meets a rugged local musician (Montano), whose charisma threatens those plans. Shooting takes place in Trinidad and Tobago in October. Montano, who has recorded with artists including Pitbull and Wyclef Jean, will produce the soundtrack. Kessler, who ended his Blues Clues so he could direct movies, most recently helmed the teen thriller Keith. He is repped by Original Artists.
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