Hallmark Channel Sets U.K.-Based Original Movie ‘Jolly Good Christmas’

The Hallmark Channel is headed to Britain this Christmas for a jolly holiday getaway.

The community has cast Will Kemp (“The Christmas Waltz”) and Reshma Shetty (“Blind Spot”) in its impending authentic movie “Jolly Superior Xmas,” which will premiere all through its yearly Countdown to Christmas programming celebration.

The movie was shot entirely on spot, from residential spots in the north west of the town to Piccadilly Circus, and claims tons of glimpses of iconic London landmarks. In a initially-seem image shared with Range, Kemp and Shetty can be see standing on the banking institutions of the River Thames romantically looking into just about every other’s eyes.

In the film, Kemp performs David, an American architect who relocates across the pond to choose up a career at a prestigious London agency. As the clock counts down to Xmas Working day, David is working out of time to acquire his girlfriend – who also comes about to be his boss’s daughter – a thoughtful present so he resorts to obtaining her a somewhat uninspired reward card. Qualified shopper Anji (Shetty) raises an eyebrow when she bumps into David and his lacklustre gift so when the duo cross paths once more he enlists her to enable him locate the perfect present. Prior to very long, the duo set off on a “wild experience across Jolly Old London” as they navigate a collection of unforeseen occasions on their lookup for the ideal present.

Jonathan Wright directs from a script by Ron Oliver.

“We cannot wait to transport our viewers ‘across the pond’ for this specific, holiday journey,” reported Samantha DiPippo, senior vice president for advancement and programming at Crown Media Spouse and children Networks, which owns the Hallmark Channel. “We’re thrilled to have been ready to element well-known websites and set our tale versus the exclusive backdrop of London at Christmastime.”

The U.K. has lengthy been a destination for holiday flicks, from 2003’s “Love, Actually” starring Keira Knightley and Emma Thompson, now common festive viewing, through to final year’s Netflix initial “A Castle for Christmas,” in which Brooke Shields performs a divorced creator who relocates to Scotland for Hogmanay.

“Jolly Excellent Christmas” is co-made by Leif Films Media and Motion picture Home Enjoyment. The motion picture is government made by Leif Bristow with each other with Jane Goldenring, Carol Baum and Danny Webber. Agnes Bristow and Borga Dorter make even though Mark Vennis is the U.K. co-producer.