|Scholastic plans to adapt “The Angel Tree” by Daphne Benedis-Grab; “You’re Bacon Me Crazy!” by Suzanne Nelson; and “Playing Cupid” by Jenny Meyerhoff for TV.|
“Playing Cupid” follows Clara Martinez, who has a knack for knowing when two people are right for each other.
“Heartwarming romances, emotional storytelling, and feel-good messages about family and tradition is a winning proposition for Hallmark Channel Original Movies,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Crown Media Family Networks, in a statement.
“Novels to original movies have expanded our original movie lineup and the success of the Hallmark brand on TV, and we look forward to partnering with Scholastic and Basset Hound to create three new, soon-to-be classic rom com films.”
Karen is an amazing, passionate teacher. She connects with each student and tries to make their lives better. It’s time for the annual ABC business project and Karen wants all her students to do well, especially Clara, whose grades are lagging behind. David is a talented cook and restauranteur. He is a helicopter parent to Clara, and quite strict about getting her grades up in school. Clara has a knack for reading people and a good hunch about romance, so she sets up a successful match-making service. David and Karen initially butt heads over Clara’s project, but soon sparks !y and it brings them closer together. But can Clara make David and Karen see the love between them before it’s too late? And can she win the top prize for her project, despite the competition?
Based on the book by Jenny Meyerho”.
Director: David Weaver
Writer: Nina Weinman