Elizabeth Hurley hits MSR Media’s “Christmas in the Caribbean”
Elizabeth hurley (“The Royals”) will star in the romantic comedy “Christmas in the Caribbean”. Principal photography will begin this week in the islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
The film is produced by MSR Media‘s Philippe Martinez, who will also direct, and Alan Latham of Highfield Grange Studios.
Written by Martinez and Nathalie Cox, the film will follow Rachel (Hurley), a desperate romantic who is thrown at the altar. So as not to spoil her Christmas in the Caribbean, Rachel and her two bridesmaids fly to the islands, where love blossoms and she must make a choice of life.
The cast also includes Caroline Quentin (“Bridgerton”), Nathalie Cox (“My Father’s Christmas Date”), Edoardo Costa (“Non-Stop”), Hadar Cats (“Next Generation Role Model”), Downtown Julie Brown (“A Year in Music”) and Rafael Martinez (“NCIS: Los Angeles”).
Karinne Behr and Lee Beasley of MSR Media and Alastair Burlingham of Sherborne Media are executive producers, with production funding provided by Sherborne. MSR Media International manages worldwide rights.
“Christmas in Paradise” is the last film to be shot under the agreement of the six films struck earlier this year between MSR Media and the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis under the leadership of Prime Minister Timothy Harris, Akilah Byron Nisbett, Minister of Health, ICT, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship and Talent Development, and Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis.
“Christmas in the Caribbean” will be the fourth film to be shot in the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis under the deal. MSR Media recently wrapped up production of Martinez’s romantic comedy “A Week in Heaven”, starring Malin Åkerman, Connie Nielsen, Philip Winchester and Jack Donnelly, the thriller “Assailant”, directed by Tom Paton and starring Poppy Delevingne, Chad Michael Collins, Casper Van Dien and Jeff Fahey and completed principal photography for the comedy feature “One Year Off,” also directed by Martinez, earlier this year.
In 2020, MSR Media completed production on two films shot during COVID restrictions in the UK – the family comedy ‘Santa Claus Returns’, directed by Mick Davis and Martinez, starring Hurley, Kelsey Grammer and John Cleese and the family adventure “Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop”, directed by Brad Watson, with Nathalie Cox and Kelsey Grammer.
“I am delighted to be shooting my fourth film in the beautiful islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis with my very good friend and exceptional artist Elizabeth Hurley,” said Martinez. “Again, we’re championing the resilient spirit and strength of strong female characters in our new film. Now is the time for women and their powerful relationships to be at the forefront of cinema and doing it while having fun is a great time for all of us.
“An offer to shoot a movie in the Caribbean, after more than 18 months in lockdown, was irresistible,” Hurley added. “’Christmas in the Caribbean’ is a fun and lively antidote to all this misery.”
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