The Bridge is an inspirational new TV movie that will debut on the Hallmark Channel this Sunday. The Bridge is an adaptation of Karen Kingsbury’s 2012 book by the same name. Kingsbury made the announcement that her book would be coming to the Hallmark a while back. The Bridge tells the story of two people who once had a loving friendship that came to an end after going their separate ways and the bookstore that might help them find each other once again. The 2015 movie is directed by Mike Rohl and written by Jamie Pachino. The cast for this Hallmark gem stars Katie Findlay as Molly, Wyatt Nash as Ryan, Ted McGinley as Charlie, and Faith Ford as Donna, according to the website of Liberty University, where Kingsbury is an adjunct professor.
The Bridge movie synopsis
Set around the Christmas holidays, The Bridge movie focuses on a local bookstore in Tennessee, where locals gather to have a cup of coffee and pick up a good book. We are introduced to Ryan and Molly, two former friends who frequented the bookstore, where they developed a loving friendship. After moving away, they both realize that they may have missed their chance to be together. Over the years, they never forget each other or the time they spent at the bookstore. Meanwhile, tragedy strikes after the bookstore is damaged in a flood, leaving the owners, Donna and Charlie, scrambling to find the money to build it back again. Will Ryan and Molly realize their true love for each other and find their way back to each other again? And will the town pull together to rebuild a store that has become a permanent part of their lives?
A few words about the tone of the movie. If it is anything like her book, expect it to be a bit of a tearjerker. Kingsbury’s characters are usually packed with deep emotions that make book readers feel the heartache and pain that the character is going through. Yet her inspirational style of storytelling usually ends with hope and happiness.
According to Karen Kingsbury, The Bridge is about second chances — the kind of story that people can identify with. Most people can think of a time in their lives that was tender and nostalgic, one that might remind them of a former relationship or a hangout where unforgettable memories were created.
Filmed in Oak Bay, British Columbia, Canada, this timeless Hallmark movie is sure to impress viewers for years to come. The Bridge movie is produced by Two 4 The Money Media and Building Bridges Productions, with Dan Angel, Kim Arnott, Trish Dolman, and David A. Rosemont as executive producers.
Kingsbury’s fans go all the way back to her early days of writing when her book Missy’s Murder was made into a Lifetime movie. That fact-based account was based on the murder of Michelle Avila, a California teen who was found murdered in the forest by two of her best friends. Since that time, Karen Kingsbury’s novels have had a heavy focus on God, and the characters’ relationships with God.
The Bridge: About the cast, according to Hallmark Channel.
“TV audiences may also know Katie from previously starring in the CW’s Carrie Diaries, as Maggie Landers. Findlay has had multiple guest starring roles on television but gained particular attention in 2011 when she was cast as the doomed teenager Rosie Larsen in AMC’s series The Killing. [She] recently wrapped an explosive storyline throughout the first season of Shonda Rhimes’ hit series, How To Get Away With Murder.”
“Wyatt was most recently seen in the breakout role of Christopher in the Lifetime Original Movie Petals on the Wind [May 2014], the sequel to the smash hit Flowers in the Attic which garnered 9.1 total viewers.() In 2013 Wyatt appeared on 1600 Penn for NBC opposite Josh Gad, and Mistresses for ABC. He went on to book a recurring guest star on ABC Family’s smash hit series Pretty Little Liars opposite Keegan Allen and Tyler Blackburn. Other recent television credits include guest starring on ABC’s Dr. Ken, and a guest star role on FOX’s Rake.”
Do yourself a favor and grab a hot cup of cider while you enjoy Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge on Sunday, December 6, at 8/7 central.
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