‘A Christmas Retreat’ Feature Sets Krystal Joy Brown & Curtis Hamilton – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE:  Krystal Joy Brown and Curtis Hamilton will lead impartial characteristic, A Christmas Retreat from producers Autumn Federici and Jake Helgren beneath their manufacturing banner, The Ninth Home. Helgren may even write and direct.

The story follows Mikaela Leighton (Brown) a lovely, profitable author of a witty, single-girl-in-the-city collection Maya Takes The City. Mikaela’s late mom was additionally a well-known creator, recognized for internet hosting an intimate author’s retreat with a handful of burgeoning writers. This yr, Mikaela is knee-deep within the throes of her well-known collection’ final book-but having a troublesome time discovering the right ending, she decides the inspiration she wants is to revive her mom’s famend author’s retreat at her father, Irving Leighton’s (James Black) snowy chalet.

Amongst the handful of quirky writers to attend is good-looking Levi Mcguire (Hamilton) who will not be solely a fan of Mikaela’s mom, however who has additionally been assigned to put in writing a narrative about her late mom’s legacy. Levi, a devoted author of nonfiction, instantly begins off on the mistaken foot with Mikaela, however as they take part in varied vacation actions and challenges, Mikaela quickly begins to see and recognize Levi’s fearless outlook on life and love, and it quickly looks like a romance is blossoming between them amidst the whimsical vacation backdrop. However when Mikaela is lastly impressed to present her fictional character the blissful ending she deserves, she wonders if love has discovered her in actual life as properly, however all of a sudden retreats from Levi simply earlier than Christmas when she discovers his intentions of writing about her mom’s legacy.

Extra forged embrace Meg Steedle as Olive Olsen, Gavyn Michaels as Keifer, Dawnn Lewis as Sharon Samuels, Max Emerson as Mitchell, Samantha Quan as Gigi, and Renee Ashton as Tracy.

Brown beforehand appeared in such motion pictures as One Royal Vacation, Victor Crowley and Englishman in L.A: The Film. Her TV appearances embrace Legislation & Order SVU, The Equalizer, and Citadel. She is repped by the NY workplace of the Expertise Home.

Hamilton performed Dr. Dre in Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le. His TV credit embrace Citadel and Rizzoli & Isles. He’s repped by Modern Artists, CESD, and Myman Greenspan Fox Rosenberg Mobasser Youthful & Mild.

Ninth Home Movies is a full-service manufacturing firm co-founded by Federici and Helgren. Ninth Home Movie’s most lately produced the vacation movie, Dashing in December, written and directed by Helgren, which aired on The Paramount Community final December. They’re at present in post-production on Whose Little one, a socially acutely aware movie about home baby abuse starring Anna Schafer in addition to Breast Most cancers Bucket Record, starring Kelly Hu. The Ninth Home is repped by Bradley Garrett, Esq.

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