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. Continue reading →
Anna Chancellor as Grace, an architect who is afflicted with both a brain tumor and an amazingly needy family.
This comedy is not dark. LOVE OF MY LIFE is a tale that pokes fun at the darkness.
Grace (Anna Chancellor) has a brain tumor and has been told she might die. She makes the mistake of informing her husband Tom (James Fleet) of this dire fact, and because of that the movie begins with Grace reluctantly comforting a sobbing Tom (who is genuinely off-putting). So the film gets off on the wrong foot. Hopeful of keeping information about her medical condition between the two of them, Grace asks her husband not to tell anyone. He immediately phones their daughter Kaitlyn (Hannah Emily Anderson) and that opens the floodgates. Continue reading →
Eric Roberts (Bo’s dad in LOST GIRL Season Five) is Wendell Garfield, and Katie Boland (The Morrigan’s assistant in LG episode 2.6) is his daughter in the suspense thriller NEVER SAW IT COMING, based on the 2013 novel by Linwood Barclay (who also wrote the screenplay) about a fairly successful fradulent psychic (Keisha Ceylon, played by Emily Hampshire) who gets close enough to the truth with her fakery to make a kidnapper nervous. (In the book, Garfield is targeted by Ceylon after she reads about the mysterious disappearance of his wife, who went shopping one day and never returned.) Maria del Mar (Donna in Fae Gone Wild) is also in the cast, and the film is directed by Gail Harvey, who directed five LOST GIRL episodes. NEVER SAW IT COMING began production in Sudbury, Ontario at the end of March and is expected to be completed by late summer.
Meghan Heffern as a shy suicide fae in the LOST GIRL episode Fae-de to Black
Meghan Heffern (Tabitha in in Fae-de to Black) is Julia and Steven Yaffee (Earl in School’s Out) is Marlow in BEST SELLING MURDER, the tale of Hannah, a once celebrated novelist who makes a comeback with a pulp crime serial that posts new chapters to subscriber’s devices every week. The initial release is a modest success but the work becomes a massive hit after a real life murder happens that is strikingly similar to Hannah’s story. The original title was SERIALIZED, but it aired in France last month with the title Abonnée au crime, and now has been re-titled BEST SELLING MURDER and will air in the US Wednesday 5 April at 4pm on Lifetime Movie Network. A trailer is available on Vimeo
Anthony Sherwood (Light Fae Elder in two Season 5 LG episodes) will be Marcus Flynn in the seventh episode of TAKEN, titled “Solo”. Also, Rob Archer (Kenzi’s friend Bruce) will appear as a trucker, and Simon Northwood (Key Guardian in The Ceremony) will show up as a bearded tourist. The series is the origin story of Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson’s character in the Taken film trilogy). In the episode, Bryan (Clive Standen) is taken during the team’s efforts to thwart a weapons operation, and the team attempts a daring rescue. “Solo” is due to air on Monday 10 April at 10pm on NBC.
Jessica Huras (The Morrigan’s receptionist) has an as yet unspecified role in DELTA VENUS a drama which follows four female millenials struggling with such things as monogamy, heteronormativity, submission, and sexual discretion. The film’s four writer/directors (Sofia Banzhaf, Nicole Dorsey, Karen Harnisch, and Kristin Lapensée) are all from Toronto, and all four also appear in the film. Harnish said that the film will deal with the tropes that have become synonymous with millenials. “…ubiquity of social media, recreational abuse of prescription and hard drugs, a prevalence of mood disorders, to name a few examples, are all addressed in Delta Venus. We wanted to veer from the characterization of the “Millenial” as affectless and entitled; instead striving to trace and trouble the social origins underlying these stereotypes.” Among the perks offered on the DELTA VENUS Indiegogo Page is a digital download of Co-Director Sofia Banzhaf’s novella Pony Castle.