Lori Loughlin is back with her “Full House” family on Great American Family. The actress, who hasn’t directed a movie since 2018, will star in “Fall Into Winter,” a January flick for the network. Production begins in October.
“Lori is a genre-defining star who I’ve had the honor of calling a close friend and collaborator for over 15 years,” said Bill Abbott, president and CEO of Great American Media. “We have a shared vision for creating meaningful and memorable films that resonate with our passionate fans, and I look forward to welcoming him back to Great American Family to anchor our winter 2023 lineup.”
Abbott recently opened in Variety about her high hopes of working with Loughlin again, noting that the pair spoke three times a week and decided between two different scripts.
“She’s America’s sweetheart no matter what,” he said. “Ultimately, she represents all things positive in entertainment and has had an exceptional career – not only on screen, but also in the way she has personally conducted herself, as someone who has made his proofs. the right thing in the world at large, apart from whatever happened. I don’t know the details. She is loved and for good reason. We are very proud of our association with her and want her to be part of the fabric.
Loughlin’s Return features a reunion with his former co-stars Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber; both have movies on the holiday slate and Bure has an executive role in the business.
Loughlin previously starred in dozens of projects for Hallmark Channel, Abbott’s former home, before she was arrested in 2019 for her role in the nationwide college admissions scandal. She served two months in prison and returned to acting in December 2021 on Great American Family’s Christmas special “When Hope Calls.”
In “Fall Into Winter,” written by Cara J. Russell, she will play Keely, a woman shocked when her brother sells his half of their family’s candy shop to his nemesis, Brooks. As she is forced to find a way to connect with him, the pair realize that they are both protected for different reasons. Brad Krevoy and Susie Belzberg Krevoy are executive producers. David Anselmo produces for HP Into Winter Productions, Inc.
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