Sarah Drew To Star Hallmark’s Guiding Emily! – WATCH TRAILER

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Some furry fun casting news via Hallmark: Grey’s Anatomy vet Sarah Drew will star in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries flick Guiding Emily opposite Eric McCormack(Will & Grace) as the voice of her character’s guide dog, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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SYNOPSIS & CAST

Guiding Emily features Drew as the titular heroine, whose “life veers off course when she becomes permanently blind after an unfortunate rock-climbing accident and struggles to cope with her new reality,” per the official synopsis. “Meanwhile, a potential guide dog named Garth” — whose thoughts are voiced by McCormack — “is also struggling with his rigorous training. With the help of Emily’s friend Matthew (Blood & Treasure’s Antonio Cupo) and Garth’s trainer Katie (Altered Carbon’s Sharon Taylor), both make headway in their important transitions. Through a series of missed encounters, both overcome their obstacles and Garth ends up being paired with Emily. With Garth by her side, Emily takes on her biggest challenge yet: opening her heart.”

“Shooting Guiding Emily was a deeply moving experience that allowed me to enter into the blind and partially sighted community in a very powerful way. We were honored to have two actresses from the community play roles in the film, and sitting with them both and hearing their stories was transformative for me and for our crew.”

“I was also honored to visit the Guide Dogs of America open house the weekend before we started shooting and was able to tour the facility and learn all about the process for raising service dogs and the sacrifice puppy raisers make to train them for two years and then send them off to a member of the blind and partially sighted community to partner with them,” Drew added. “Guiding Emily walks the audience into this world in a moving, tender, educational and compassionate way. I hope the audience will be as affected by this film as we all were making it.”

PREMIERE DATE

Guiding Emily will debut Friday, September 8 at 9p/8c to coincide with National Service Dog Month on Halmark Movies and Mysteries. 

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Source: TVLine

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