Spencer ‘Spenny’ Rice developing comic doc on monogamy

The Breakthrough Entertainment project has been picked up by Canada's Movie Central and The Movie Network, with KinoSmith to release theatrically. (Pictured, Spencer Rice)
October 28, 2011

Spencer Rice, half of the Canadian comedy duo featured in the CBC Television and Showcase series Kenny vs. Spenny, is developing a light-hearted feature-length documentary that explores why being faithful to your partner is so tough.

Canadian pay TV channels Movie Central and The Movie Network are on board as broadcasters, and KinoSmith will release the comedy-driven theatrical documentary.

Breakthrough topper Ira Levy told realscreen‘s sister publication Playback Daily that Rice aims to talk to various names in the news regarding the topic,¬†along the lines of¬†Eliot Spitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tiger Woods, about how they fell off the wagon, and why.

Besides Kenny vs. Spenny, Rice also stars in Showcase’s Single White Spenny, also produced by Breakthrough, which amplifies its star’s dating travails for comedic effect.

Breakthrough is looking to fully-finance the theatrical documentary, and start production in early 2012.

(From Playback Daily, with files from Barry Walsh)

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