Tom Everett Scott & Mía Maestro to Star in New Hallmark Film

Hallmarkies, rejoice! Another new Hallmark Channel film is coming this fall.

ET reports that the brand new movie, titled “Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone”, was tailored from the 2017 best-selling novel by Phaedra Patrick. Patrick not too long ago tweeted her help for the movie.

“FILM NEWS!!!! I’m delighted that @hallmarkovie are making my 2nd novel Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone into a movie! What a improbable cast. It’s going to be attractive,” she wrote.

The story follows Benedict Stone, who has fallen right into a complacent routine after separating from his spouse, Emilia. But when Benedict’s teenage niece Gemma unexpectedly arrives on his doorstep, his life is turned the wrong way up. Gemma may be precisely what he wants to enhance himself and win Emilia again.

So who might be starring on this heartwarming story of household and second possibilities? Let’s meet the cast.


Meet the Cast

Tom Everett Scott of “Thirteen Reasons Why” and “Southland” will play the titular position of Benedict Stone. Scott’s final Hallmark movie was 2017’s “Christmas Connection.”

Portraying the position of Emilia is Mía Maestro, a collection common on the FX show “Mayans M.C.” This might be Maestro’s first Hallmark film. Maestro can be a musician. Her authentic tune, “Llovera” was featured on the soundtrack for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1.”

Maestro explains in her website bio, “I’m extra susceptible when I’m doing music. I’ve at all times believed that there is a deep connection between singing and exhibiting a glimpse of your spirit.”

Ella Ballentine performs Gemma, Benedict’s niece. Ballentine may even be making her Hallmark debut with “Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone.” Her earlier credit embody the TV film “Anne of Green Gables”.


Where Is the Movie Being Filmed?

Ballentine not too long ago shared some behind-the-scenes pictures and movies from the set of “Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone” to Instagram. She tagged the placement as Vancouver Island, British Colombia, Canada, the place a variety of Hallmark films are filmed. A white horse could possibly be seen within the background of one of many movies.

“Week 2 on Rise & Shine Benedict Stone full,” Ballentine captioned the publish.


What to Expect from the Film

ET reports that Peter Benson is directing the movie. Benson is a Hallmark veteran, having directed an “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries” film and a “Crossword Mysteries” film. He’s additionally an actor. You may acknowledge him from the “Aurora Teagarden” collection, wherein he performs the no-nonsense however sort Detective Arthur Smith.

We can count on nice performing performances from “Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone” as actors typically make one of the best administrators. Hallmark fan-favorite Lacey Chabert particularly asked Benson to direct her latest movie “Sweet Carolina.”

According to ET, the script was written by Melissa Salmons, recognized for penning Hallmark’s “Chronicle Mysteries” and “Murder, She Baked: Just Desserts.” The “Murder, She Baked” collection can be based mostly on a e book collection (the Hannah Swensen series), so Salmons has expertise writing tailored scripts.

For followers in search of much more spoilers on this new movie, there’s at all times the choice of studying the book first!


What Else Is Coming to Hallmark Channel This Fall?

So far, Hallmark has introduced one movie for his or her “Fall Harvest” lineup, “Roadhouse Romance” starring Tyler Hynes and Lauren Alaina.

There’s little doubt there are different movies within the works! Hallmark’s “Fall Harvest” lineup sometimes contains a minimum of 4 new films.

In the meantime, do not miss the premiere of “Sand Dollar Cove” on June 26 at 9 PM ET!


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