More information about The Shunning:
The film is based on Beverly Lewis’ novel of the same name and will star Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th, The Crazies, Mr. Brooks) and Sherry Stringfeld (ER). The Michael Landon Jr. helmed film will be executive produced by Landon, Brian Bird, Maura Dunbar and Cindy Bond in association with Believe Pictures and Lightworks Pictures. Production will begin in North Carolina on November 8th.
Mission Pictures International Cindy Bond and Chevonne O’Shaughnessy said: “The Shunning encompasses the essence of the Mission Pictures brand. We have found a synergy with our partners at Hallmark and AFFIRM Films, not to mention the talents and pedigree of Michael Landon Jr.”
“The Shunning is a powerful coming-of-age tale of a young woman discovering her identity and coming to peace with the faith of her parents. It’s a universal story that will resonate in every household and in every family, even though it’s set in the world of the Amish,” said Landon, Jr. “We are thrilled to be making this film with Hallmark, AFFIRM Films and Mission Pictures International.”
Barbara Fisher, Senior Vice President, Original Programs, Hallmark Channels said, “Having been an ardent fan of Beverly Lewis’ books for many years, I look forward to what I hope is an ongoing movie franchise of Ms. Lewis’ tales of plain heritage. We have wanted to work with Sherry Stringfield for a very long time, and we equally welcome beautiful Danielle Panabaker as the heroine of our story. Together, the stars join some of the network’s best producers in creating a film that should become an instant Hallmark Channel classic.”
Big thanks to Christian for the heads up!