Local Author’s Book Becomes Hallmark Movie

Local Author Karen Kingsbury, who calls Williamson County home, will see her latest book The Bridge transformed into a movie when it airs on the Hallmark channel this week.

Karen Kingsbury is a #1 New York Times Bestselling novelist with more than 25 million books in print. She is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller as her last dozen novels have hit top spot on national bestseller lists. Several of Karen’s books are in production as theatrical and Hallmark original movies.

Hallmark channel describes “The Bridge” movie as “Molly and Ryan share a profound friendship their first semester in college. At their favorite bookstore and coffee shop, The Bridge, they spend countless hours studying and inspiring the other to dream. But can Molly and Ryan’s unspoken love survive the expectations of others as to what their lives should ultimately be?”

IMDB states,”When Molly Allen finds out that The Bridge, a beloved bookstore back in her hometown of Franklin, TN, is in jeopardy along with the bookstore’s owner, she returns to help, only to come face to face with her old flame.”

However, the location for filming does not show Franklin but the story is based on Franklin. Filming took place in Victoria Canada.The screenplay for Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge is written by Jamie Pachino (“Franklin & Bash”) and directed by Mike Rohl (“When Calls the Heart,” “Smallville”). Emmy(R)-winning Executive Producers, reuniting their partnership after tKaren Kingsburyhe success of “Door To Door” and “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story,” Everywhere Studios’ Dan Angel (“Christmas In Canaan,” “Goosebumps,” “The Haunting Hour”) and David Rosemont (2013’s “Bonnie and Clyde,” “The Gabby Douglas Story”) have partnered with Kim Arnott, President of Vancouver-based Two 4 the Money Media and Fernando Szew, CEO of MarVista Entertainment, for the two-part movie. Both installments will also premiere on Showcase in Canada.

The Bridge will air on the Hallmark Channel on Sunday, December 6 at 7pm.  Just before the movie  airs, you can live chat with Karen Kingsbury.  See the invite on the Hallmark channel Facebook page.

Karen lives with her husband and five sons, three of whom were adopted from Haiti. They live nearby to their actress/designer daughter who is married to Christian recording artist, Kyle Kupecky.

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