Kathie Lee Gifford and Craig Ferguson to Star in Upcoming Film LOVE ME TO DEATH
Kathie Lee Gifford wrote the screenplay and is confirmed to co-star in the upcoming feature film, Love Me To Death, opposite multi-talented Craig Ferguson. Brett James, Grammy winning songwriter/producer composed the score in collaboration with Gifford who wrote the lyrics.
Principal photography commences in Scotland on June 4, 2018 with Adriana Trigiani (Big Stone Gap) directing and Reynaldo Villalobos (A Bronx Tale, Risky Business) serving as Director of Photography. Film is produced by Matthew T. Weiner, executive produced by George Shinn for Whiskey and Wine Ltd.
Love Me To Death, follows Annabelle (Gifford), a lonely widow who plans a trip around the world, with her husband's ashes in tow, to visit the places they loved in the movies. When she arrives at the Inn in Loch Lomond, run by a curmudgeonly Scotsman (Ferguson), the first stop on THE JOURNEY changes her life forever, as a family secret is revealed, one wedding is derailed, another is planned, and two unlikely people get a SECOND CHANCE at love.
Playwright, producer, singer, songwriter and actress, Gifford has starred in numerous television programs and movies in her 40-year career. She is currently the beloved 3 time Emmy winning co-host of the fourth hour of TODAY with the great Hoda Kotb. She is the author of 4 New York Times bestsellers including the 2018 blockbuster, The Rock, The Road and The Rabbi. She penned the Tony-nominated (2012) Broadway musical, Scandalous.
Gifford writes a new song for the popular monthly TODAY segment, Everyone Has a Story. Prior to NBC News, Gifford was co-host of Live with Regis and Kathie Lee for 15 years (11 Emmy nominations) and was a correspondent for GMA for 3 years. Gifford was inducted into the Broadcast & Cable Hall of Fame in 2015.
Ferguson is an actor, writer and comedian, who as the host of CBS' THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON set all-time viewer records during his ten-year run as host, which earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination and the 2009 Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting for his interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Ferguson was also the host of the Syndicated game show, Celebrity Name Game, in which he was awarded the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host two years in a row. Ferguson is also an acclaimed standup comedian who has earned two Grammy nominations for Best Comedy Album on behalf of his original standup recordings, Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest and I'm Here to Help. He also received a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word on behalf of his New York Times bestselling memoir American On Purpose. Last year, Ferguson launched his wildly popular SiriusXM program The Craig Ferguson Show.
Gifford is represented by Greenberg Traurig. Ferguson is represented by WME and Gang Tyre Ramer & Brown. Trigiani is represented by WME and Bloom Hergott, Diemer Rosenthal & LaViolette.