Ashley Williams, an actress known for her roles in various TV shows and movies, is starring in an upcoming Hallmark Channel movie alongside her sister Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
Based on typical Hallmark movies and the involvement of the two sisters, the film is likely a romantic comedy or family drama made specifically for the Hallmark audience.
The film will premiere as part of Hallmark’s annual Christmas lineup later this year.
Ashley Williams and Paisley will each take the lead role in one of the movies, with the other sister appearing in a supporting capacity. The movies will have overlapping storylines that can be viewed as standalone films or back-to-back.
Filming took place earlier this spring in Utah under the direction of Sean McNamara. The scripts were written by Claire Boyles and Zac Hug.
Plot details reveal Ashley Williams starring in the first film as Jennifer, while Williams-Paisley will headline the second installment playing Jennifer’s younger sister Meg.
Both movies revolve around a Christmas party competition at a local restaurant.
The impressive cast also includes Keith D. Robinson, Mark Deklin, Jacob Buster, Anna Holbrook and more. Hallmark appears to be considering renaming the films to put more emphasis on the unique “sister swap” concept.
This exciting project, titled “Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday” and “Sister Swap: Christmas in the City,” marks the first time the sisters have shared the screen as actresses.
They’ll also be serving as executive producers, bringing their personal touch to the heartwarming holiday tales.
Behind-the-scenes photos shared on social media have already generated excitement among Hallmark fans. The famous siblings have been hoping to lead a holiday project together since 2018.
The films will follow two sisters, Jennifer (Williams-Paisley) and Meg (Ashley Williams), who couldn’t be closer despite their different lives.
Jennifer runs a successful restaurant in Salt Lake City, while Meg helps their parents manage the family bakery in their charming hometown.
As Christmas approaches, they decide to swap places for a festive adventure, leading to unexpected twists, hilarious mishaps, and of course, plenty of holiday magic.
“We’re thrilled to be working together on this special project,” said Williams-Paisley. “It’s been a dream to share the screen with Ashley and bring these heartwarming stories to life.”
Ashley Williams echoed her sister’s excitement, saying, “Playing sisters on screen is something we’ve always talked about, and Hallmark is the perfect place to make it happen.
These films are full of love, laughter, and Christmas spirit, and we can’t wait for everyone to see them.”
With their undeniable chemistry and infectious charm, the Williams sisters are sure to make “Sister Swap” a Hallmark holiday must-watch.
Mark your calendars for these festive treats, premiering as part of the network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” event later in 2021!