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    Glee's Blake Jenner Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Indie Movie

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    Melissa Benoist, Blake Jenner
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    Glee's Blake Jenner wants your money.

    The actor has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $100,000 to finance Billy Boy, an indie drama he not only wrote, but hopes to star in with his television costar and real-life fiancé, Melissa Benoist.

    The movie centers around a high school senior (Jenner) trying to turn his crime-ridden life around after meeting a waitress (Benoist).

    "We have the film partially financed, but we need your help to reach our goal so that we can tell the story and not lose any of its integrity," Benoist says in his Kickstarter promo video. "The two of us have always really really loved and been passionate about independent filmmaking and unique storytelling, so that's why this film is really really important to us."

    Billy Boy's Kickstarter "prizes" start from $25 for a mention on the movie's Tumblr page to $10,000 to become an associate producer on the film.

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    Blake Jenner, Melissa Benoist Kickstarter

    Glee's casting director Robert Ulrich is already on board as the producer of Billy Boy.

    "We were a family by the end of [The Glee Project]," Jenner told the Modesto Bee newspaper last month. "Ulrich was there for all of us. Then the scripts I had, I would show him. He was in love with them and wanted to help and be involved."

    Here's hoping Jenner has as much success as the Veronica Mars movie peeps did with Kickstarter. The much buzzed-about big screen adaptation of the Kristen Bell television series brought in more than a whopping $5 million via the crowdfunding platform.

    Zach Braff raised $2.6 million for his upcoming indie, Wish I Was Here.

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