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Close your eyes and think of England…

The movie business is crazy stuff: You spend millions of dollars, sometimes hundreds of millions, only to discover people don’t like what you’ve made until it’s too late to matter.

Now, Vertigo, responsible for independent Blighty films like “Human Traffic” and “The Business,” (not to be confused with my show of the same moniker) is doing things in reverse. The company is offering potential “investors” in their new film, “Outlaw” a copy of the movie as well as an executive producer credit.

For the equivalent of twenty bucks, aspirant Brit Bruckheimers will also get the chance to be an extra in “Outlaw” and to watch “casting sessions.”

The downside? With a $10 million budget, the credits alone will probably be two hours long. And with financing this sketchy, we suspect these “casting sessions” probably involve motel rooms.

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