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[06/23/16 - 07:01 AM]
Award-Winning Actor James Brolin Directs and Stars in "Pair of Jacks," A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Film Premering This Holiday Season
Mena Suvari and Giselle Eisenberg also star in the project, which began production this week in Sudbury, Ontario.

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

AWARD-WINNING ACTOR JAMES BROLIN DIRECTS AND STARS IN "PAIR OF JACKS," A HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES ORIGINAL FILM PREMERING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Production is Under Way in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

STUDIO CITY, CA - June 23, 2016 - Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announces Golden Globe winner James Brolin ("Life in Pieces," "Pensacola: Wings of Gold,") is directing and starring in "Pair of Jacks," (working title) a Hallmark original movie premiering in December 2016. Brolin stars as "Jack Foster," the family patriarch, with Mena Suvari (the feature film American Beauty, and "American Horror Story") as his daughter "Jackie Foster" and Giselle Eisenberg, ("Life in Pieces" and the feature film The Wolf of Wall Street) as his granddaughter "Gracie Foster." Eisenberg also plays his on-screen granddaughter in the hit CBS comedy series "Life in Pieces." Production began this week in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

"Pair of Jacks" revolves around Jackie Foster (Suvari), a dynamic Assistant District Attorney and single mom, who is looking forward to wrapping up her latest case and spending Christmas with Gracie (Eisenberg), her adorable and precocious, eight-year old daughter. But when Jackie's estranged dad, Jack (Brolin), a gruff retired police officer, unexpectedly shows up at her door, they will be forced to confront old wounds. Tensions rise when Jack brings Nose, a mischievous former police dog, into Jackie's orderly home. Though Jack had planned on quickly passing through, Gracie convinces him to stay until Christmas. Despite the baggage he brings, Jack and Jackie begin to work through their issues and she finds the possibility of an unlikely romance with a detective friend of Jack's. As they experience the magic of Christmas together, they attempt to let go of their past and celebrate this loving holiday the way Jackie always dreamed.

"Pair of Jacks" is a Brad Krevoy Television Production. Executive producers are Brad Krevoy, James Brolin, Scott Hart, Eric Jarboe and Amanda Phillips Atkins. David Anselmo is producer. James Brolin directs a script written by Robin Bernheim.

ABOUT HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES

Along with sister network Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is the second 24-hour linear channel under the Crown Media Family Networks umbrella. Distributed in both (HD) and standard definition (SD) in 66 million homes across the United States and one of the fastest growing networks in cable, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is a leading destination for quality family friendly entertainment. Launched in 2008 as Hallmark Movie Channel, the network underwent a brand evolution in fall of 2014 when it transitioned to become Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. True to its name, the channel brings the lighter side of the suspense and mystery genres into focus with rich, dramatic, and thought-provoking storytelling. The network's programming lineup features a unique mix of original movies, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, and such time-honored acquired series as Murder She Wrote, Matlock, Hart to Hart, and Diagnosis Murder. The channel is also home to annual 8-week holiday programming event, The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas, which helps viewers celebrate the season with new original movies and all-time classics like A Christmas Carol; Holiday Affair; Babes in Toyland; and Christmas in Connecticut. Hallmark owns and operates Crown Media Family Networks.

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel Locator: http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/channel-locator TWITTER: @mena13suvari, @MPCA_Film, @gisellezenberg, @hallmarkmovie





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