Erin Krakow and Brendan Penny lead Hallmark’s April movie lineup
Seven new movies are coming to Hallmark in April, including a romantic comedy starring Erin Krakow and Brendan Penny. The stars recently posted photos from the set of The Wedding Cottage, which will premiere on April 15.
“3 weeks of laughing till I cry with this one,” wrote Krakow in an Instagram post.
Married couple Jocelyn Hudon and Jake Manley will also headline one of April’s rom-coms. The co-stars of The Order, who were married on Halloween in 2021, will play opposite each other in Hallmark’s Love in the Maldives. (Hallmark viewers may remember Hudon as Grace Bennett from the When Calls the Heart spinoff series When Hope Calls.)
April movie lineup
In Love in the Maldives, Hudon plays Rae Parker, a writer with a fabulous, single life who attracts thousands of readers to her monthly travel column, “Reservation for One.” When her editor sends her to a luxury resort in the Maldives, Rae struggles to find experiences to write about that she thinks her readers will enjoy. She ends up seeking out the help of handsome Guest Experience Expert Jared (played by Jake Manley). With Jared’s help, Rae is able to break out of her comfort zone and find true love.
The Professional Bridesmaid
Next up is The Professional Bridesmaid, starring Hunter King and Chandler Massey. King plays Maggie, who works as a pro bridesmaid, helping brides navigate some of the trickier parts of planning a wedding. When she is hired by the mayor of Columbus — who is up for re-election, no less — to help his daughter, the pressure is on. Not only must she help the bride (played by Francesca Bianchi) pull off the perfect wedding, she can’t let anyone know that she is a professional. The bride introduces Maggie to other members of the wedding party as her old friend Maisie. The deception seems to be working until a local reporter (played by Chandler Massey) starts digging around.
The Blessing Bracelet
Chesapeake Shores star Carlo Marks will co-star with Hallmark movie veteran Amanda Schull in The Blessing Bracelet. Schull plays Dawn, a single mother struggling with debt who finds an old bracelet she made that wa sa reminder to celebrate the blessings in her life.
According to a synopsis from Hallmark, “As Dawn begins to focus on the good, her faith is renewed, and her life takes a positive turn. Thanks to the support of Dawn’s church community and the encouragement by Ben (Marks), who recently came into her life, the blessing bracelets help take her down a path she never could have imagined.”
The Wedding Cottage
Brendan Penny and Erin Krakow will star in The Wedding Cottage. Krakow stars as wedding guide creator who must convince the owner of an old run-down cottage to fix it up so it can be the prize venue in a contest she is promoting.
A Pinch of Portugal
Also airing in April is A Pinch of Portugal, starring Heather Hemmens and Luke Mitchell. In the film, Hemmens plays a timid prep cook who must take over a cooking show when the celebrity chef who usually hosts it storms off the set. She gets help from the show’s handsome cameraman (played by Mitchell).
The Spin Cycle
Erin Cahill and Marco Grazzini will star in The Spin Cycle, a romantic comedy about a New York City publicist (Cahill) who is trying to build her business. She must convince a pro baseball player (Grazzini) to let her manage him. The task is particularly difficult because he shattered her heart when they dated in high school. On a return to their Ohio hometown, they are confronted by memories and discover they could have a future together.
In Spring Breakthrough, Keesha Sharp stars as Monica, a single mother who is looking forward to her daughter’s return home for spring break. But Monica is dealt two blows when she is fired from her job, and finds out her daughter isn’t returning home because she is engaged.
Monica sets off on a trip to meet her future son-in-law, and meets a handsome stranger along the way.
Love in the Maldives will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, April 1 at 8/7c.
The Professional Bridesmaid will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, April 8 at 8/7c.
The Blessing Bracelet will premiere on Sunday, April 9 on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries at 7/6c.
The Wedding Cottage will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, April 15 at 8/7c.
A Princh of Portugal will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, April 22 at 8/7c.
The Spin Cycle will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, April 29 at 8/7c.
Spring Breakthrough will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on April 30 at 7/6c.
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