Hallmark is adapting the novel Groundswell. This 2011 novel was written by famed Food Channel celebrity cook Katie Lee Biegel.
What do we know about this upcoming movie?
Katie Lee Announced Her New Hallmark Project
Hallmark is working on a brand new movie. It is based on the Katie Lee novel, Groundswell.
On Thursday, the Food Network star went to Instagram to share her latest news. “Thank you @alexa_nypost @nypost for the cover story! It was so much fun to work with your incredible team on this photo shoot…thank you for making this mom feel extra special and glamorous 💕And…I am so very excited to finally share the news with all of you about my new project (a @hallmarkchannel movie!)…read all about it in the link in my story 💕💕💕”
Katie Lee, who was previously married to Billy Joel, wrote this novel right after their divorce.
What More Do We Know about Hallmark’s Groundswell?
According to the New York Post interview that Katie Lee is referring to, Hallmark plans to premiere this movie later this year.
In addition, Katie Lee will be an executive producer, as well as make an on-screen cameo. However, they have not yet cast this movie or shared who will direct or has written the screenplay.
This is not the first Hallmark-Food Channel star collaboration. Just recently, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries aired Almost Amore, starring Autumn Reeser, and Tyler Hynes.
This movie was executive produced by Giada DeLaurentiis. However, Giada did not make an on-screen cameo. Instead, the food in the movie looked like something she would have made. Therefore, her signature food style was all over this movie.
It will be fun to see what other Katie Lee signature tidbits Groundswell will feature.
— New York Post (@nypost) May 5, 2022
What Is Katie Lee’s Book Groundswell About?
What do we know about Katie Lee Biegel’s novel, Groundswell,
that Hallmark is developing? This is the Amazon description of the novel that was released in 2011.
Sometimes the biggest ripples come from the smallest events. Like the day that novice PA Emma Guthrie walks into world-famous movie star Garrett Walker’s trailer. When she walks out, she’s on her way to becoming Mrs. Emma Walker, trading her jeans and flip-flops for closets full of Chanel and the start of a successful screenwriting career.
But when an incriminating text message throws her marriage into question, Emma flees New York City for a sleepy coastal town in Mexico. Here, she meets gorgeous, California-born Ben, who teaches her about the healing powers of surfing, shows her the joys of the simple life, and opens her up to the possibility of love.
An irresistible insider’s glimpse into a glittering world, Katie Lee’s debut novel is a captivating story about how losing everything you thought you wanted can be the first step to finding what you need.
Although Hallmark has shared any information on the adaptation of the novel, the subject matter seems like it would readily fit the more emotionally deep Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel.
In addition, an IMDb search has produced other movies called Groundswell. It is likely there will be a name change before Hallmark audiences get to see the final product.
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