Groundswell is an adaptation of Katie Lee Biegel’s debut novel. Beigel is serving as executive producer on the project and will have a cameo appearance
The romantic comedies of Queen of Hallmark and Mean Girls alumna Lacey Chabert will star in the film adaptation of author Katie Lee Biegel’s debut novel Groundswell. The film is scheduled to premiere on August 21, 2022 at Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The film also stars Ektor Rivera (Sugar Plum Twist) alongside Chabert.
Chabert was last seen in Hallmark’s romantic comedy, The Wedding Veil Legacy, which was released on February 19, 2022. You can watch the movie after purchasing it from your Vudu Movie and TV Store, Prime Video, Vudu or Apple Store.
Who is in Groundswell?
Chabert signed a multi-picture deal with Crown Media Family Networks in February, under which she will direct and execute films and develop other content for the Hallmark Channel and other Hallmark platforms over the next two years.
On May 11, 2022, Chabert wrote down her feelings in a post about her journey with Hallmark and expressed her gratitude to the audience. She added that she has an emotional connection to all of her Hallmark films for a variety of reasons. At the time, she teased that she was shooting for a new Hallmark movie, Groundswell.
Chabert will play “Emma,” an Atlanta-based chef. Rivera will play the role of a surf instructor, Ben and Emma’s lover. Other cast members include Darren Darnborough (Garett Weston), London Knighten (Chef Tracy), Napoleon Tavale (Sebastian) and Omar Bustamante (Franky).
Groundswell premieres in theaters near you on August 21, 2022. It can also be viewed on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Groundswell is an adaptation of Katie Lee Biegel’s debut novel.
In the film, Atlanta chef Emma (Chabert) travels to Hawaii after a personal and professional setback, where she meets Ben (Rivera), a handsome, reclusive surf instructor whose lessons help her get back on her feet.
The official film synopsis reads: “It tells the story of Emma. She’s a cook who travels to Hawaii and meets a surf instructor whose lessons help her get back on her feet after suffering a personal and professional setback.”
What is Groundswell about?
Groundswell is directed by Lee Friedlander. The film was written by John-Elliot Jordan and Carlie Mantilla. Ricardo S. Galindez and Roy Tjioe are the film’s producers, while Cameron Johann and Katie Lee are the executive producers.
The ‘Groundswell’ actor (Chabert) shares a picture of her and Rivera packing up filming. She continues how much fun she had promoting her film as she cites the release date where her co-actor says: “It’s been a real pleasure Lacey! There are so many great things to say about working with you the list is endless. Thanks very much! ♥️’