Monday, October 31, 2005

Production Starts on Angel From Montgomery


Principal photography is underway on Angel From Montgomery, a Paramount feature film for the newly- created CMT Films division, and Paramount Home Entertainment. Production began in Atlanta earlier this month and stars country music's top artist and three-time 2005 American Music Awards nominee, Toby Keith; Kelly Preston; Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Burt Reynolds; GRAMMY Award winning Willie Nelson; Tess Harper; Anna Maria Horsford and Lindsey Haun.

"Paramount is thrilled to be in business with a great talent like Toby Keith and CMT, and we look forward to our collaboration on 'Angel From Montgomery'," says Paramount president Gail Berman.

Written by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld, the film is directed by Steven Goldmann and is produced by Sara Risher and Donald Zuckerman. Loretha Jones, senior vice president MTV Films and Home Entertainment, serves as executive in charge of production.

Angel From Montgomery is slated for a 2006 theatrical release, and will be followed by a limited run on CMT, and DVD release. The film is the first CMT title under the new studio partnership forged by Jeff Yapp, executive vice president, MTV Networks Music and Logo Enterprise Group and Thomas Lesinski, President, Paramount Pictures, Worldwide Home Entertainment.

Angel From Montgomery is a bittersweet story of former high school sweethearts Bo Price (Toby Keith) and Angela Delton (Kelly Preston), who return home after the deaths of their younger brothers which forces them to deal with the past and future. Keith plays a country music singer who has fallen from the spotlight and whose life changes after coming home, reuniting with his true love and meeting his 16-year old daughter (Lindsey Haun) for the first time.