Project Greenlight winner returns with gay-themed film
Pete Jones, who wrote and directed Miramax Films' Stolen Summer as part of his win in last year's Project Greenlight competition, is readying his follow-up project. Jones will direct the indie feature Doubting Riley, which he wrote and will star in and produce. The project, which goes into production this week in Chicago, tells the story of an Irish Catholic family who learns that one of their siblings is gay. Jones will play the lead role of Bobby, the blue-collar youngest brother in the family who attempts to profess his homosexuality to his doubting brothers. Riley is budgeted at about $1 million, with financing coming from independent investors in Chicago.