Musical based on Indigo Girls songs called ‘Glitter & Doom’ shooting in Mexico

The Indigo Girls - Amy Ray (left) and Emily Saliers - perform during rehearsal for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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The Indigo Girls - Amy Ray (left) and Emily Saliers - perform during rehearsal for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Ming-Na Wen is one of the featured stars.

Songs by the Atlanta duo Indigo Girls will form the basis of a new musical film “Glitter & Doom” that is shooting now in Mexico City.

According to Deadline.com, it’s described an LGBTQIA+ jukebox musical feature and a fantastical summer romance. It follows a musician who wears charisma as camouflage and a carefree kid about to run away with the circus. They fall in love at first sight.

The film will star newcomers Alex Diaz (Glitter) and Alan Cammish (Doom). Three other actors in the film are Ming-Na Wen (Disney+’s “The Mandalorian”), Missi Pyle (Hulu’s “Y: The Last Man”) and Lea DeLaria (”Orange is the New Black”).

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Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, the two women that make up the group, will make cameos in the film, along with comic Tig Notaro.

“We’re so excited to return to Mexico to shoot this story that celebrates young love and to do so with such an amazing international cast and crew and the support of our incredible producing partners in Mexico and New York,” producer Tom Gustafson said in a press release. “And to be on this journey with the support of two of our heroes, Indigo Girls’ Amy and Emily, is humbling and inspiring.”

Cory Krueckeberg, the co-executive producer, said the story was inspired by him meeting Gustafson in Chicago: “My first thought was to ask Amy and Emily since their music was such a big part of our relationship,” he said. “So we sent my first draft with fingers crossed, and they said yes. And then started the real work of combing through their deep, rich catalog for the 20 best songs to weave throughout the fabric of our story.”

It’s not known which of the duo’s lyrically potent and melodically catchy songs will make the film but some of their most popular tunes are “Closer to Fine,” “Galileo,” “Get Out the Map,” “Shame on You” and “Power of Two.” The Indigo Girls have released 16 studio albums over the past 35 years and sold more than 15 million albums.

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