Exciting news has been released for THE BRIDGE - especially for those of you who do not have the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. Author Karen Kingsbury shared via her newsletter that her book THE BRIDGE will be a movie on the Hallmark Channel this Christmas!
Karen shared, "On the movie front, I had a wonderful time in Victoria, BC., watching the filming of my book The Bridge, which will be a Hallmark movie this Christmas. More information about exact dates and times coming soon!"
Then, Karen Kingsbury shared this image...
Kingsbury's The Bridge is the sweeping tale of Molly Callens (Findlay) and Ryan Kelly (Nash), two young students who share a profound friendship their first semester in college, a time that becomes the defining moment of their lives. At their favorite bookstore and coffee shop, The Bridge, they spend countless hours studying and inspiring the other to dream their 10-year goal. They bond with the owners of The Bridge, Charlie (McGinley) and Donna Barton (Ford), a couple who designed the bookstore as a place where people can connect and be part of an extended family. Can Molly and Ryan's unspoken love and future dreams survive the expectations of others as to what their lives should ultimately be?
"Karen Kingsbury's story of second chances has touched millions of people, illustrating the power of love, forgiveness and grace," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. "The characters of 'The Bridge' are confronted with the same hard choices many people face daily, and they overcome the obstacles with empathy and love, an inspiring message this holiday season."
Karen Kingsbury is a #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, earning her the distinction of America's favorite inspirational novelist. With nearly 25 million copies of her award-winning books in print, Kingsbury's stories have resonated with readers worldwide. Her last dozen titles have hit #1 on national lists, including her recent Redemption series featuring Kingsbury's most unforgettable characters. Her novel The Bridge released in 2012 and debuted on the New York Times Bestsellers list. It has sold over 300,000 copies since the time of its release and is published by Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. Kingsbury is also a public speaker, reaching more than 100,000 women annually through various national events. Kingsbury lives in Nashville with her husband, Don, and has five sons, three of whom were adopted from Haiti, and an only daughter, Kelsey, an actress. She is represented by Rick Christian, President of Alive Literary Agency in Colorado Springs.
The screenplay for Karen Kingsbury's The Bridge is written by Jamie Pachino ("Franklin & Bash") and directed by Mike Rohl ("When Calls the Heart," "Smallville"). Emmy(R)-winning Executive Producers, reuniting their partnership after the success of "Door To Door" and "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story," Everywhere Studios' Dan Angel ("Christmas In Canaan," "Goosebumps," "The Haunting Hour") and David Rosemont (2013's "Bonnie and Clyde," "The Gabby Douglas Story") have partnered with Kim Arnott, President of Vancouver-based Two 4 the Money Media and Fernando Szew, CEO of MarVista Entertainment, for the two-part movie. Both installments will also premiere on Showcase in Canada.
Crown Media Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRWN), owns and operates Crown Media Family Networks.
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