Press Materials: Crown Media
JoAnna Garcia Swisher (“Sweet Magnolias”) and Allen Leech (“Downton Abbey”) star in “As Luck Would Have It” a new, original movie premiering Saturday, April 10 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel. Filmed entirely on location in Ireland, the movie is part of the network’s annual “Spring Fling” programming event.
About The Movie:
Lindsey Johnson (Swisher) is sent to a coastal town in Ireland for work, tasked with acquiring a valuable piece of land to develop into a hotel resort. The only catch is the 14th century castle sitting on it is managed by the town council – they won’t sell to anyone who wants to tear it down, much less to a stranger who doesn’t understand the town. Most emphatic about this is Brennan O’Brien (Leech), a handsome councilman and local whiskey distiller. While Lindsey is there, the town’s annual, world-renowned matchmaking festival filled with local activities is taking place. Seeing this as a chance to prove her investment to the town – and Brennan – Lindsey signs up even though the last thing she’s looking for is a love connection. After non-stop days of soda-bread baking, knitting classes and a trip to the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, Lindsey finds herself falling for the town as well as for Brennan. Now committed to saving the castle, her career and a new chance at love, Lindsey will need more than just a little luck.
“As Luck Would Have It” is from Basset Hound Distribution and Zanzibar. Alexandre Coscas and Michael R. Goldstein are executive producers. Edwina Forkin is producer. Howard Gibbins is line producer and Noreen Fitzgerald is production manager. Clare Niederpruem directed from a script by Christine Conradt and Audrey Shulman.