Lacey Chabert (Crossword Mysteries) will star in Hallmark’s adaption of novel Groundswell.
Chabert is joins Ektor Rivera (Sugar Plum Twist) in the film. The story comes from Katie Lee Biegel’s debut novel of the same name. Biegel is an executive producer on the project and will also make a cameo appearance.
She had this to say about the project when speaking with Deadine.
“I am a huge fan of Lacey’s movies, and she has been my dream choice to play Emma, from Day 1. This project is close to my heart, and there is no one better to bring us along on Emma’s journey.”
After suffering both professional and personal setbacks Atlanta chef Emma (Chabert) heads to Hawaii to figure out her next step. While there she meets Ben (Rivera) a handsome reclusive surf instructor whose lessons help her to regain her footing.
Groundswell comes from Crown Media Productions, Cameron Johann executive produces. Ric Galindez and Roy Tjioe are producers. Lee Friedlander is directing from a script by Carlie Mantilla & John Eliot Jordan.
As we previously covered Chabert has signed a new major deal with Hallmark Movies & Mysteries owner Crown Media Family Networks. That deal was not limited to appearances and includes developing content for Hallmark platforms as well.
Groundswell will premiere on August 21 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries