Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is airing a brand new thriller film on Sunday, June 20, known as “To Catch a Spy.” The film, which stars Nathalie Kelley, Colin Donnell, and Patti Murin, premieres at 9 p.m. Eastern, with encores airing all through the month. See all the small print on the place the film was filmed and the cast who introduced the film to life.
‘To Catch a Spy’ Was Filmed in Malta
According to a Hallmark interview, “How to Catch a Spy” was filmed on location in Malta. Kelley mentioned it was a dream of hers to return to Malta.
“I studied historic historical past in highschool,” she mentioned. “The Phoenicians are a race that fascinate me. On my very restricted time without work, I’ve been in a position to discover somewhat little bit of the island and see a number of the older buildings. And wow. Just being someplace surrounded by a lot historical past can be a dream come true for me.”
Film New Europe reported that the film was filmed on Malta’s sister island of Gozo, and helped the island’s financial system after it needed to shut down for COVID.
Kelley shared some images on Instagram of a number of the locations she noticed as she explored throughout her time without work.
She mentioned that visiting two of Malta’s megalithic temples was a dream come true for her. She wrote, partly: “Though we might take into account this civilization ‘primitive’ and ‘pre-historic’ they had been most actually in contact with the pure world greater than most of us ‘trendy’ people.”
Murin shared how a lot she missed Malta as soon as filming was over.
Here’s one other picture from Malta that Murin shared.
Filming wrapped on May 1.
The film was initially known as “Checking in for Murder” and is written by Rick Garman. On Facebook, he shared that it is his first script for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and was three years within the making. Garman talked about there was an opportunity this might grow to be an everyday sequence of mysteries.
He additionally wrote “You Had Me at Aloha,” which aired not too long ago.
Meet the Cast
The synopsis reads: “A journey author witnesses a homicide at a lodge in Malta and turns into ensnared in an online of intrigue and espionage as she tries to search out the killer earlier than the killer finds her.”
Nathalie Kelley is Chloe. Her credit embody “The Baker and the Beauty” (Noa Hamilton), “In Like Flynn,” “Dynasty” (Cristal Flores), “The Vampire Diaries” (Sybil), “Cruel Intentions,” “UnREAL” (Grace), “Body of Proof” (Dani Alvarez), “Infiltrators,” and extra.
Kelley shared on Instagram that in the course of the pandemic, she moved out of Los Angeles and into the nation and loves it. She mentioned she even helped construct the cat home within the picture above for her “Fritzi/Krishna.”
Colin Donnell is Aaron. His credit embody “Arrow” (Tommy/Green Arrow), “Love on Iceland,” “Chicago Med” (and “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Fire”) (Connor), “Almost Love,” “The Affair” (Scotty), “Love Is a Four-Letter Word,” “Pan Am” (Mike) and extra.
He’s married to co-star Patti Murin. Her credit embody “Love on Iceland,” “Holiday for Heroes,” “Chicago Med” (Nina Shore), “Chicago Fire,” “Royal Pains” (Ana/Ava), and “Before We Made It.”
Patti Murin is Sara.
Murin and Donnell love “Jeopardy.” The two met after they co-starred in a musical collectively and had been engaged in 2014.
They simply celebrated their first Mother’s Day and can be celebrating their first Father’s Day with their child on the day of their film’s premiere.
Also within the cast are:
- Davy Eduard King (Tom)
- Jonathan Dunn (Patrick)
- Becky Camilleri (Rianne)
- Antonella Axisa (Bree)
- Edward Thorpe (Peter)
- Joe Azzopardi (Isaac)
- Nikol Kollars (Fiona)
- Gianni Selvaggi (Luke)
- Sean Buhagiar (Elias)
- Mikhail Basmadijan (Marcellino)
- Clare Agius (Orsel)
- Paul Portelli (Normand)
- Erica Muscat (Marine 1)