LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - A vacant church in Maine's second-largest city is about to come back to life in a movie.
The makers of "Richard 3," a comedy of Shakespeare's scheming, hunchback King Richard III, hope to pack several hundred people in St. Patrick's Church in Lewiston for a coronation scene.
The Sun Journal says "Richard 3" is written and directed by Buckfield entertainer Michael Miclon, who also stars in the low-budget film.
Miclon says he has 200 extras for the scene next week but that he wouldn't mind having about 600 more.
Plans call for shooting to last about 30 days in total. He and Jay Childs, co-editor and director of photography, plan to submit the finished movie to the Sundance Film Festival.
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