'Groundswell' on Hallmark: Cast, date, plot, and all the latest buzz about romantic comedy

'Groundswell' is an adaptation of Katie Lee Biegel’s debut novel. Beigel serves as executive producer on the project and will make a cameo appearance

'Groundswell' on Hallmark: Cast, date, plot, and all the latest buzz about romantic comedy
Lacey Chabert at Hallmark Channel for a Press Tour Event in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
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Queen of Hallmark's romantic comedies and Mean Girls alum Lacey Chabert is set to appear in the movie adaptation of author Katie Lee Biegel’s debut novel, 'Groundswell'. The movie is set to premiere on August 21, 2022, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The film also stars Ektor Rivera (Sugar Plum Twist) opposite Chabert.

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Chabert was last seen in Hallmark's romantic comedy, 'The Wedding Veil Legacy', which was released on February 19th, 2022. You can watch the movie after purchasing it from your Vudu Movie and TV store, Prime Video, Vudu, or Apple store. 

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Chabert signed a multi-picture deal with Crown Media Family Networks in February under which she will headline and executive produce movies and develop other content for Hallmark Channel and other Hallmark platforms over the next two years.

On May 11th, 2022, Chabert penned down her feelings in a post about her journey with Hallmark, expressing her gratitude to the audience. She further added that she has an emotional attachment to all her Hallmark movies for different reasons. It was then she teased that she was shooting for a new Hallmark movie 'Groundswell'.

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Who stars in 'Groundswell'

Chabert will be essaying the role of 'Emma', an Atlanta-based chef. Rivera will play the role of a surf instructor, Ben, and Emma's love interest. Other cast members include Darren Darnborough (Garett Weston), London Knighten (Chef Tracy), Napoleon Tavale (Sebastian), and Omar Bustamante (Franky).

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When does 'Groundswell' release?

Groundswell will premiere on August 21st, 2022, in the theatres near you. It will also be available for viewing on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

What is 'Groundswell' all about?

'Groundswell' is an adaptation of Katie Lee Biegel’s debut novel.
In the movie, on the heels of a personal and professional setback, Atlanta chef Emma (Chabert) travels to Hawaii where she meets Ben (Rivera), a handsome, reclusive surf instructor whose lessons help her to regain her footing.

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The official film synopsis reads, "It tells the story of Emma. She is a chef who travels to Hawaii and meets a surf instructor whose lessons help her to regain her footing after being on the heels of a personal and professional setback".

Who are the creators?

'Groundswell' is directed by Lee Friedlander. The movie is written by John-Elliot Jordan and Carlie Mantilla. Ricardo S Galindez and Roy Tjioe are the producers of the film, whereas, Cameron Johann and Katie Lee are the executive producers. 

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Latest buzz around 'Groundswell'

'Groundswell' actor (Chabert) shares a picture of her and Rivera as they packed up shooting. She goes on to say how much fun she had promoting her film as she quotes the release date, where her co-actor comments saying: 'It was a real pleasure, Lacey! There are so many great things to say about working with you that the list is endless. Thank you! ♥️'


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