Sunday, October 12, 2014

UP Movie 'Heavenly Match' Premieres Tonight, Stars Samaire Armstrong, Brendan Penny, LeToya Luckett, Bill Dow, Kevin O’Grady, Jody Thompson, Leanne Lapp

Heavenly Match premieres October 12 on UP.  The film stars Brendan Penny and Samaire Armstrong.
UP Original Movie Heavenly Match, a romantic comedy about a 30-year-old minister named Casey Hart, who is faced with fork-in-the road decisions with both her career in the ministry and her love life, premieres Sunday, October 12 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The film is based on Beth Pattillo's acclaimed novel, "Heavens to Betsy," which in turn sprang from Pattillo's experiences as a female minister. Cara J. Russell wrote the adapted script. Heavenly Match stars Samaire Armstrong (Resurrection, The O.C.).

LeToya Luckett
The ensemble cast also includes Brendan Penny (Motive, Whistler), former Destiny's Child member LeToya Luckett (Preacher's Kid, Treme), Gabrielle Rose (R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour, The Sweet Hereafter), Bill Dow (The X-Files, Stargate: Atlantis), Kevin O’Grady (This Means War, Arrow), Jody Thompson (R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour, 2012) and Leanne Lapp (Almost Human, The Killing).

Life would be perfect for 30-year-old, single Reverend Casey Hart (Armstrong) if it weren't for parishioners who poke into her love life and steal money from the collection box. Not to mention some very inconvenient feelings she is having for her long-time friend, fellow seminary school classmate, and verbal sparring partner, David Swenson (Penny). Feeling the pressure of leading the congregation and managing the board’s expectations, Casey questions if she should remain a minister in the church or pursue other career opportunities. Unsure of her direction, terrified of professional failure and panicked that David has met someone new, Casey turns to her other best friend from school, Reverend LaRonda "Ronnie" Mason (Luckett). Can Casey reclaim her confidence while reconciling her clerical robe with high heels and date nights? A fun-loving look at a single girl's life on the other side of the altar.

Watch a sneak peek of Heavenly Match below:



Heavenly Match is produced by Front Street Pictures' Harvey Kahn (UP's Far From Home and the upcoming The Tree That Saved Christmas) and directed/executive produced by Michael M. Scott (UP's Far From Home and the award-nominated Apple Mortgage Cake) and executive produced by Libby Beers.

"Heavens to Betsy" and "Earth to Betsy" author Beth Pattillo has written over a dozen books, including the "Jane Austen Formidables" trilogy, the "Sweetgum Knit Lit Society" series, and the Regency-set historicals "Princess Charming" and "Her Perfect Earl." In addition, Pattillo is an ordained Christian minister and the co-founder of the Faith Leader program. After many years as a parish minister, she now serves as a spiritual director and retreat leader for Still Waters of Nashville. Originally from Texas, Pattillo is married and is the mother of two children. Her Master of Divinity degree is from Vanderbilt University. She believes a good sense of humor is the biggest blessing of all.

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