Hallmark Channel movie coming to Biltmore Estate

THE HALLMARK CHANNEL WILL SHOOT A CHRISTMAS MOVIE AT THE BILTMORE ESTATE. A BILKO CHRISTMAS WILL AIR IN HALLMARK’S. 2023. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS. PRODUCTION IS SET TO BEGIN THIS JANUARY. THE MOVIE CENTERS AROUND A SCREENWRITER WHO TRAVELS BACK IN

The Hallmark Channel is giving the Carolinas an early gift for Christmas 2023: an original movie shot at a beloved area landmark. The network unwrapped plans this week for “A Biltmore Christmas” to be shot on location at the historic Biltmore Estate, in Asheville, North Carolina. The video below was published as the Christmas season arrived at Biltmore Estate on Nov. 2.Starring Bethany Joy Lenz, whose credits include “Good Sam” and “An Unexpected Christmas,” and Kristoffer Polaha, of “We Wish You a Married Christmas” and “Jurassic World: Dominion,” production is set to begin in January. The National Historic Landmark has been home to many productions over the years, but this is the first time Biltmore Estate itself will serve as the setting, network officials said. The network describes the movie this way: “Lucy Collins (Lenz) is a screenwriter who lands the job of a lifetime when she’s hired to write the script for a remake of the beloved holiday movie His Merry Bride! First filmed in 1947 at beautiful Biltmore House, it has long been considered a Christmas classic. As Christmas approaches, Lucy travels to Biltmore Estate for research. She joins a guided tour of the grounds where she gets insights into the history of the location and the filming of His Merry Bride!, and once inside the house, she’s drawn to a beautiful hourglass. When Lucy accidental ly knocks it over, she finds herself transported back in time to 1946 – the Golden Age of Hollywood – as cast and crew prepare to film His Merry Bride! at Biltmore. Lucy does her best to navigate an unfamiliar place as a woman out of time, charming some and raising suspicions of others. It’s not long before Lucy catches the eye of the film’s dashing lead Jack Huston (Polaha) and although she initially rebuffs his advances, their connection soon becomes undeniable. Lucy’s sudden appearance sets off a chain of events that puts the production in jeopardy. Before she can return to the present, she must make things right or threaten to alter the future forever. Lucy has one chance to go home but must say goodbye to the man who might be her soulmate unless some Christmas magic can keep the curtain from closing on their love story.”The Biltmore Estate was featured in our Ten Years of Chronicle, below, in 2019.”Each year we look for ways to create exciting, new holiday viewing experiences for our audience,” Samantha DiPippo, senior vice president of development and programming for Hallmark Media, said. “We know fans will love being transported back in time and the iconic, beautiful Biltmore Estate is the perfect setting to help fans get into the holiday spirit,” she said.”A Biltmore Christmas” will be the network’s first original holiday movie for 2023.

The Hallmark Channel is giving the Carolinas an early gift for Christmas 2023: an original movie shot at a beloved area landmark.

The network unwrapped plans this week for “A Biltmore Christmas” to be shot on location at the historic Biltmore Estate, in Asheville, North Carolina.

The video below was published as the Christmas season arrived at Biltmore Estate on Nov. 2.

Starring Bethany Joy Lenz, whose credits include “Good Sam” and “An Unexpected Christmas,” and Kristoffer Polaha, of “We Wish You a Married Christmas” and “Jurassic World: Dominion,” production is set to begin in January.

The National Historic Landmark has been home to many productions over the years, but this is the first time Biltmore Estate itself will serve as the setting, network officials said.

The network describes the movie this way:

“Lucy Collins (Lenz) is a screenwriter who lands the job of a lifetime when she’s hired to write the script for a remake of the beloved holiday movie His Merry Bride! First filmed in 1947 at beautiful Biltmore House, it has long been considered a Christmas classic. As Christmas approaches, Lucy travels to Biltmore Estate for research. She joins a guided tour of the grounds where she gets insights into the history of the location and the filming of His Merry Bride!, and once inside the house, she’s drawn to a beautiful hourglass. When Lucy accidentally knocks it over, she finds herself transported back in time to 1946 – the Golden Age of Hollywood – as cast and crew prepare to film His Merry Bride! at Biltmore. Lucy does her best to navigate an unfamiliar place as a woman out of time, charming some and raising suspicions of others. It’s not long before Lucy catches the eye of the film’s dashing lead Jack Huston (Polaha) and although she initially rebuffs his advances, their connection s it becomes undeniable. Lucy’s sudden appearance sets off a chain of events that puts the production in jeopardy. Before she can return to the present, she must make things right or threaten to alter the future forever. Lucy has one chance to go home but must say goodbye to the man who might be her soulmate unless some Christmas magic can keep the curtain from closing on their love story.”

The Biltmore Estate was featured in our Ten Years of Chronicle, below, in 2019.

“Each year we look for ways to create exciting, new holiday viewing experiences for our audience,” Samantha DiPippo, senior vice president of development and programming for Hallmark Media, said. “We know fans will love being transported back in time and the iconic, beautiful Biltmore Estate is the perfect setting to help fans get into the holiday spirit,” she said.

“A Biltmore Christmas” will be the network’s first original holiday movie for 2023.

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