Anna Hardwick (Maddy in “Faes Wide Shut“) will be Elizabeth in A PUZZLE TO DIE FOR, which stars Lacey Chabert as a crossword puzzle editor who finds her life completely disrupted when several of the clues in her recent puzzles are linked to unsolved crimes, and she is pulled into the police investigation. She is forced to work with a tough (but charming) police detective (Brennan Elliott), to crack the case and prove her innocence. A PUZZLE TO DIE FOR is the first of a new series of mysteries co-created by Gregg Rossen, Brian Sawyer, and New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz called THE CROSSWORD MYSTERIES, and will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries in June, 2019.
Hardwick also has an as yet unspecified role in PRIDE, PREJUDICE, AND MISTLETOE, based on the novel by Melissa de la Cruz (a humourous, gender-swapped retelling of Jane Austen’s story). The film will star Lacey Chabert as Darcy, a successful businesswoman who returns to her hometown for the holidays. She reconnects with an old rival, restaurant owner Luke (Brendan Penny), at her parents’ Christmas party and the two of them are somehow forced to plan a charity event together. (In the book, Luke is an unassuming carpenter.) PRIDE, PREJUDICE, AND MISTLETOE will air on The Hallmark Channel on Friday 23 November at 8/7c.
Anna Hopkins (Brinkley White in “Clear Eyes, Fae Hearts“) talked about her favourite film, ET: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL on the 3 October episode of the podcast SOMEONE ELSE’S MOVIE (hosted by Now Magazine‘s senior film writer Norm Wilner).
Katie Boland (Bianca in “It’s Better To Burn Out Than Fae Away“) will direct WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, a film based on the novel of the same name by Amy Jones about Kate, a Thunder Bay woman facing the onset of dementia who miraculously survives going over a waterfall in a barrel. The video of the event goes viral, and no one in Kate’s family — husband, daughter, adopted son, or granddaughter — handles the publicity very well. Boland wrote the screenplay and will produce the film along with Gail Harvey.
Miriam McDonald (Anita in “Adventures in Fae-bysitting“) is Marnie Radcliffe in A VETERAN’S CHRISTMAS. As the film begins, Captain Grace Garland (Eloise Mumford), a decorated US veteran, is driving to Cincinnati when her jeep breaks down in the town of River’s Crossing. Local judge Joe Peterson (Sean Faris) offers her his guesthouse until her car can be repaired, and takes it upon himself to show Grace everything she has been missing: Christmas, family, community, and love. But Grace worries that Joe isn’t entirely over Marnie (his ex), and Joe must decide if he should move to Chicago to become a District Court Judge. Written and directed by Mark Jean, A VETERAN’S CHRISTMAS will air on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on Sunday 11 November at 9/8c.