Antonio Cupo and Sarah Drew will star in the new Hallmark movie Guiding Emily. (Image: Hallmark Media)

Sarah Drew will star in the new Hallmark movie Guiding Emily. The drama, which will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, also features Will and Grace star Eric McCormack.

In an Instagram post, Drew shared a photo and a plot summary of the movie, telling fans they might want to have some tissues on hand when they watch it.

“This moving film is based on a book by Barbara Hinske,” she wrote. “I play Emily Main who loses her sight after a rock climbing accident and must learn to navigate her life without sight. The story is about finding hope in the midst of tremendous loss. You’ll need tissues for this one.”

New Hallmark movie

In the new Hallmark movie Guiding Emily, Sarah Drew stars as a woman who loses her sight following a rock-climbing accident and struggles to adjust to her new reality.

Eric McCormack voices the character of Garth, a dog who is struggling with the rigorous training it takes to be a guide dog.

Emily and Garth are paired up and, according to a synopsis from Hallmark, “With Garth by her side Emily takes on her biggest challenge yet, opening her heart.”

Facebook watch party

On her website, author Barbara Hinske told fans she would be hosting a live watch party on her Facebook page.

“Join me live on my Facebook page as I watch Guiding Emily for the first time on September 8 at 6:00P, 9/8C on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries,” she wrote. “I’ll share tidbits from my time on location during filming and answer reader questions.”

About the cast

Sarah Drew plays Dr. April Kepner on the series Grey’s Anatomy. She has also appeared on the TV shows Law and Order: SVU, Supernatural, Castle, and Mad Men.

Drew co-starred with Niall Matter in the Lifetime movie Christmas Pen Pals and starred opposite Brennan Elliott in the Hallmark movie Christmas in Vienna.

The new Christmas movie Reindeer Games Homecoming will premiere on Lifetime. It stars Sarah Drew and Justin Bruening of Grey's Anatomy. (Image: Instagram/@lifetimetv)

Eric McCormack starred as Will Truman on the TV series Will & Grace. He has had roles on the TV shows American Dad, The Andromeda Strain, Monk, and The New Adventures of Old Christine. In 2016, he co-starred with Kristin Davis and Shirley MacLaine in the Hallmark movie A Heavenly Christmas.

Antonio Cupo played Quin Andronicus in the Garage Sale Mysteries. He has also starred in the Hallmark movies A Glenbrooke Christmas (2020) and Christmas at the Golden Dragon.

Guiding Emily will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Friday, September 8 at 9/8c.

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