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Keith to Star in CMT Film

10/31/2005 7:52 AM Eastern

Paramount Pictures has started production on Angel from Montgomery,a theatrical for the newly created CMT Films division that stars country superstar Toby Keith, officials said Monday.

Angel from Montgomery, being filmed in Atlanta, is slated for theatrical release next year, to be followed by a limited run of the film on Country Music Television and a DVD release.

The movie is the first CMT title under the new studio partnership created by Jeff Yapp, executive vice president of MTV Networks Music and Logo Enterprise Group, and Thomas Lesinski, president of Paramount Pictures Worldwide Home Entertainment.

Angel from Montgomery is a bittersweet story of former high-school sweethearts Bo Price, played by Keith, and Angela Delton, played by Kelly Preston, who return home after the deaths of their younger brothers. Keith plays a country-music singer who has fallen from the spotlight.

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