Movie filmed in La Grange to air Aug. 21 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel
‘J.L. Family Ranch’ stars Jon Voight, James Caan
LA GRANGE, Ky. (July 2016) – The movie “J.L. Family Ranch” that was filmed in La Grange and Oldham County last winter has been slated to premiere at 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel, according to the movie’s publicist, Crown Media, in Studio City, Calif. The movie also will be distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The movie is an epic fight over Texas land. Jon Voight and James Caan star as longtime adversaries who battle over Texas homeland in JL Ranch, an original Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Melanie Griffith and Teri Polo will also star.
“We are extremely honored and proud to work alongside Jon Voight, James Caan, Melanie Griffith and the award-winning cast in ‘J.L. Family Ranch,’ ” said Michelle Vicary, executive vice president, programming, Crown Media Family Networks. “ ‘J.L. Family Ranch’ is a sweeping, dramatic story about a family with a complicated history that will be expertly portrayed by this extraordinary cast.”
She said she is very excited to see the finished movie, along with many other local resident who either worked on the film or served as extras on camera.
The movie tells the story of a veteran rancher and former sheriff, John Landsburg (Voight), who is forced to face some federal bureaucracy when an old enemy-cum-millionaire, Tap Peterson (Caan), alleges John doesn’t actually own his beloved family ranch in a small Texas town.
Griffith plays John’s former girlfriend, Laura Lee, who shows up in town when she hears he is having trouble with his land. Polo will depict Rebecca Landsburg – John’s determined, headstrong daughter – who has only remained on the family ranch because she has plans for her own homestead.
Other stars include Grant Bowler as Sheriff Whitlock; Steven Bauer as John’s trusted right-hand man, Hector; and Abby Brammell as John’s daughter, Reagan Higgins, who lives at the ranch with her husband, Jerry, and their kids.
To view a preview of the movie, visit the website: www.HallmarkMovieandMy
steries.com. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, formerly the Hallmark Movie Channel, relaunched in 2014 and reaches 65.5 million homes.
Ellie Troutman of La Grange worked on the film as production advisor and animal coordinator and personal assistant to Voight. The production crew filmed scenes at her restaurant, Rails, and she provided housing for crew and celebrities at her Windy Meadows horse farm. She also provided all the horses, horse equipment trucks, calves props and more.
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