Kellie Pickler Starring in a Christmas Movie Filmed at Graceland
We know it's only June and summer is barely upon us, but here's something to get you in the Christmas spirit about six months early. Kellie Pickler has been tapped to star in her first Hallmark Channel movie, Christmas at Graceland—and yes, as the title suggests, the production will be filmed at Elvis Presley's historic estate!
Christmas at Graceland will be part of the network's annual "Countdown to Christmas" movie event, comprising a whopping 34 original movies over the season (kicking off in late October). Pickler plays lead character Laurel, a Chicago-based business executive who travels to Memphis to secure one of the city's oldest family-owned banks.While in town, Laurel reunites with an old flame who is a local music promoter, and who reignites her past dreams of being a performer.
Will Laurel find the fortitude to shift her focus to music again? We don't know, but we suggest you get your favorite snacks, hot beverages and snuggly loungewear all ready, in order to curl up and find out!
The film, which will also feature tunes made famous by Elvis Presley and offer views inside his famed private residence, is set to start filming July 9. The actual airing date has not been announced yet.
Pickler also serves as one of the executive producers for the production; there's no word yet on whether her own music will be included as well as Presley's, but given the plot's synopsis it sounds like a safe bet she will be singing at some point.
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