Written by Marti Noxon based on the book by Gillian Flynn and directed by Jean Marc Vallée, Sharp Objects centers on crime reporter Camille Preaker (Adams), who, fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.
Chase will play Bob Nash, the hot tempered father of Ann Nash, Wind Gap’s first murder victim. He’s estranged from his wife, supporting his three other kids, and it has taken its toll on him. Hurst is Kirk Lacey, a man with big dreams who got stuck in his small town, a place which reminds him of his futility and a shameful incident from his past. Aspen will portray Jeannie Keene, the mother of John and Natalie Keene. Her decision to move from Philadelphia to Wind Gap has proven disastrous — her husband has left, her daughter is missing and her only son is rumored to be the prime suspect. In addition to Adams, they join previously announced cast Patricia Clarkson, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins, Madison Davenport, Chris Messina and Taylor John Smith.
EXCLUSIVE: Actress Jennifer Aspen (October’s Nowhere Girl) will make her executive producing debut with the Hallmark Channel film Love Finds Its Way. The movie, based on an idea by Aspen, is scripted by Katherine Fugate (New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day) and will star Catherine Bell. Shooting is set to begin in spring 2016, with no telecast date yet. It’s a family affair as Aspen and husband David O’Donnell co-star in the Lifetime movie His Secret Family as well as Nowhere Girl; O’Donnell is also exec producing Love Finds Its Way. His production company, Captive, produces Aspen’s web series Los Angeles RIGHT NOW. She recently shot a guest appearance on Scream Queens and was seen in Devious Maids.
This week, Hallmark TV movie Home for Christmas Day with Catherine Bell, as well as TV pilots Wisdom of the Crowd with Jeremy Piven and The Good Doctor with Freddie Highmore start filming in Vancouver and area.
Home for Christmas Day (aka Love Finds Its Way) (Hallmark TV Movie)
After just wrapping up filming a Hallmark Christmas movie called 12 Days in the Vancouver area last week, actress Catherine Bell (Good Witch, JAG) is already onto the next one. After a brief weekend away, she’s back in Vancouver to star in another TV movie called Home for Christmas Day.
The story of Home for Christmas Day was created by Jennifer Aspen, who will serve as executive producer. Although this is the first producing credit for Jennifer, she’s also an actress, well known for roles on Glee, GCB, Rodney and Party of Five. Jennifer’s husband, David O’Donnell will also be executive producing the movie.
According to a press release from Hallmark, Catherine will play a single mother named Jane Evans. Jane is determined to shelter her daughter Betsy from the real world, and in particular, love. When Betsy falls in love with an enlisted man, Jane does everything she can to protect her daughter’s heart. Somewhere along the way, both Jane and Betsy discover that sometimes taking the biggest risks can result in the biggest rewards.
Vancouver’s own Matreya Fedor will play Betsy Evans. Hallmark fans will recognize Matreya from her portrayal of Allison Weston on Cedar Cove, but she’s also well known for her role as Echo on the YTV series Mr. Young. In 2015 she appeared alongside Bella Thorne and Ross Butler in Perfect High. Catherine and Matreya will be joined by Victor Webster (Continuum).
Love Finds Its Way will be filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until April 7th.