Lea Thompson to Star in UP Television Premiere MY MOTHER'S FUTURE HUSBAND
Production began this week in Vancouver on UP's Television Premiere My Mother's Future Husband,starring Lea Thompson (Back to the Future, "Caroline in the City") and Matreya Fedor ("Cedar Cove," "Mr. Young"). The film is produced by Legacy Filmworks Ltd. and directed by George Erschbarner ("A Trusted Man"), who also directed Thompson in 2008's "The Christmas Clause." Julie Brazier ("My Name is Sarah") wrote the script. My Mother's Future Husband will make its world television premiere on UP in 2014.
The ensemble cast also includes Sebastian Spence ("Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome"), Gig Morton ("Mr. Young," "Christmas Town"), Burkely Duffield ("House of Anubis," "Supernatural") and Everick Golding (Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, "Human Target").
A mother and widow of five years, Rene Anderson (Lea Thompson) has thrown herself into running her cozy bistro with friend, cook and co-owner Lou (Everick Golding) and wrapped her entire social life around being her 15-year old daughter Headly's (Matreya Fedor) BFF. While Headly still grieves the loss of her dad, she's also discovering boys specifically Bodie Miller (Burkely Duffield), the handsome jock who recently returned to town and songwriting. Determined to get out of fancy dinners and zumba lessons with mom, Headly sets some secret romantic goals for them both help Rene find love and get her own first meaningful kiss before summer arrives. With her astronomy-obsessed best friend Willis (Gig Morton), Headly concocts a variety of schemes to find her mother's "future husband," from interviews in the park for "a Social Studies project" to creating an online profile and video link of Rene talking about herself and looking very pretty. After successfully maneuvering several nice guys into the bistro, sparks seem to fly with windowed dad Andrew (Sebastian Spence), but a misunderstanding threatens to derail Headly's plans. Meanwhile, Headly discovers dating is more challenging than expected. With summer looming, Rene and Headly ultimately find that they must first deal with the past in order to open their hearts to the romantic possibilities in front of them.
"Mother-daughter relationships are one of the greatest in the world," said Barbara Fisher, svp, original programming, UP. "This special film explores how this loving, funny, sometime aggravating, unbreakable bond provides the key to a mother and daughter both moving forward and discovering love in their lives again."