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Gene Kennedy Reporting Movie fans brace yourselves. Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson is gearing up for his silver screen debut.
A documentary film crew is following the mayor. Today they're in Washington, D.C., at one of the mayor's pro-impeachment rallies.
On January 27, Anderson said, "We want the world to know how embarrassed we are, how sad we are, how outraged we are that our president and a complacent Congress with the aid of a dismal mainstream media have caused millions of people pain and tragedy."
The mayor's outspoken stance on the Iraq War and his views on the environment make him a great story, according to the filmmakers.
The company shooting this reality movie is Gavry and Monroe Productions, based in Salt Lake.
The crew will follow the mayor throughout his final year in office. The cameras already have been rolling at some of his anti-war speeches.
If the material is made into a movie, possible titles include "A Blue Man in a Red State," or "America's Mayor." If it doesn't become a movie, it could turn into a nine-part TV mini-series. The filmmakers say Anderson would make a great reality show.
Conservative entertainer Sean Hannity almost canceled his upcoming debate with the mayor because of the film crew. Hannity was concerned they could unfairly edit the debate.
Instead, the crew will shoot behind-the-scenes preparation for the debate. And, they hope to get an on-camera interview with Hannity.