Summer Villa is a “sun-sational” new movie that is coming to the Hallmark Channel this weekend, according to the Los Angeles Times. In line with their “Summer Nights” programming, the Hallmark Channel will heat things up with six all-new original movies that begin this weekend and end in August. First up is Summer Villa, which is directed by Pat Kiely and written by Emi Mochizuki and Carrie Lee Wilson. This summer movie is produced by RG Productions with distribution by MarVista Entertainment. It stars Hilarie Burton as Terry Russell, Victor Webster as Matthew Everston, Emorphia Margaritis as Abby, Jocelin Haas as Jean Luc, Cristina Rosato as Leslie Everston, Brittany Drisdelle as Dianne, Kasia Malinowska as Nadia, and Joseph Bellerose as Rene Claude, according to Crown Media. In the upcoming weeks, look for the movies — For Love And Honor, My Summer Prince, Summer In The City, Summer Love, and Song Of Summer.
Summer Villa: Hallmark Channel Movie — Synopsis
Terry Russell is a successful and talented romance novelist with writer’s block. To unwind a little, Terry plans to go on vacation, where she hopes to relax and gain some inspiration for her new book. After her friend suggests a nice summer villa in France, Terry can’t wait to soak up the sun and enjoy the lush green countryside with her teen daughter. Once she arrives at the French villa, she runs into Matthew Everston, an arrogant New York City chef who she once dated.
Shocked to see each other, things get worse when they find out that they are sharing the same villa. Now, they are dead set on staying away from each other as much as possible. After all, Matthew is still bummed about the bad review that he received, which is not good for a celebrity chef like himself. As for Terry, she has come too far to turn back now, so she’ll just have to make the best of it and hopes that she won’t bump into the cocky chef very often.
But it looks like avoiding their chance meetings is nearly impossible since the activities of the retreat constantly put them in each other’s path. Resigned to make the most of this vacation, both Terry and Matthew soon begin to take delight in seeing each other. Plus, the ambiance, the music, and the food that France provides, promises to spark a French romance and a magical and unforgettable summer.
Summer Villa Cast Bios, According To Hallmark Channel
Actress Hilarie Burton
“Hilarie Burton started her career as a college student discovered in New York City to become one of MTV’s most popular VJ’s. Burton spent five years as a staple on the network, hosting a variety of productions, including MTV’s flagship show ‘Total Request Live’ as well as numerous specials. She earned her footing as a producer when she was granted her own show, ‘MTV Hits.’ From there, Burton got back in touch with her acting roots when she was cast as the lead, Peyton Sawyer, in the CW hit series ‘One Tree Hill,’ which she starred [in] for six years.”
Actor Victor Webster
“Victor Webster was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and his family moved to California when he was 13. He was interested in acting from a very early age and started his career starring on an NBC daytime series. After that, Webster has had notable roles in several successful shows, like ‘Sex and the City,’ ‘Castle,’ ‘Bones,’ ‘CSI,’ ‘NCIS,’ ‘Charmed,’ ‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘Melrose Place,’ ‘Rio Heat’ and ‘Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce’ among others.”
Renting A Real Summer Villa In France
Renting an enchanting summer villa in France offers a unique alternative for guests and is better than staying in a hotel. A French villa will offer the privacy and the luxury that a guest looks forward to, in addition to the other amenities that the facility boasts. Of course, choosing a place, like the one featured in the movie, doesn’t come cheap but is well-worth the cost to experience and create some beautiful memories.
The charm and elegance of a French retreat, chalet, farmhouse, or cottage has been the backdrop of many Hallmark movies. So don’t feel as though you’re missing out too much if you can’t take the trip. Just tune into the Hallmark channel each weekend and count on them to take you away.
Hallmark’s Summer Villa airs this Saturday, July 23, at 9/8 p.m. Central. Last week, A Perfect Christmas premiered on the Hallmark Channel for their “Christmas in July” special.
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