Anna Hopkins (Brinkley White in “Clear Eyes, Fae Hearts“) will be true-crime author Carly Travers in the made-for-TV movie ISLAND OF SHADOWS. Carly and her husband Kevin (Christopher Jacot) vacation at a historical mansion on Crawford Island. Kevin thinks it will help them reconnect, but Carly wants to research a puzzling, unsolved murder that happened on the island. Alex Paxton Beesley (Lola in “The Kenzi Scale“) is also in the cast. Paxton-Beesley’s stunt double is Amy Szoke, who doubles for Lauren Lee Smith on FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES. Jen Georgopoulos is Hopkins’ stunt double in the film. (She also doubled for Trenna Keating on DEFIANCE.) Directed by Leo Scherman, ISLAND OF SHADOWS was filmed in and near Owen Sound, Ontario. No release date has been announced. Continue reading →
Kate Corbett (Stacey in “Sweet Valkyrie High“) will be Marla Mitchell in the TV movie RULE OF 3, about Alison Whitford (Erin Karpluk), an accomplished career woman who thought she had married the perfect man. Then her husband Dominick (Trevor Hayes) dies suddenly in a car accident during their honeymoon, and it’s soon determined that he was murdered. Alison discovers that Dominick had many secrets, and that she is not the only one mourning him. (If the film’s poster is any indication, the “3” referred to in the title are Marla, Alison, and Kelly Rutherford‘s character Cheryl.) Joris Jarsky (Munin in “Destiny’s Child“) appears in the film as Detective Gabriel Strickland. Directed by Caroline Labrèche, RULE OF 3 has completed filming in Montreal. No release date has been announced.
Corbett also appears in the short film SURROUNDED BY WATER, THE JOAN MORRISSEY STORY, which is set in the 1960s and is based on a true story about Newfoundland music legend Joan Morrissey, who died in 1978. The film was produced, written, and directed by Rhonda Buckley, and premiered at the FIN Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax,Nova Scotia earlier this month. Continue reading →
Lauren Holly (Sadie in “Midnight Lamp“) will be Monique, director of the Archer School of Ballet, in TINY PRETTY THINGS, an hour-long drama series based on the 2015 novel by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton. Monique is described as ambitious, ruthless, and powerful, using her “dark capacities” to defend the school by any means necessary (and to bring out the best in her students). Jess Salgueiro (Robin on THE BOYS) plays Isabel, a cop searching for the truth about what happened during a mysterious accident at the Academy. In the book, Bette, June, and Gigi are the three top students at the school. In the series, sisters Bette and Delia Whitlaw (Casimere Jollette and Tory Trowbridge) seem to be featured characters, along with their boyfriends Oren (Barton Cowperthwaite) and Ramon (Bayardo De Murguia). June is played by Daniela Norman, and the role of Gigi has not been cast. Production is underway in Toronto, and TINY PRETTY THINGS will be on Netflix sometime in 2020. Continue reading →