In true Giadzy style, “Always Amore” mixes romance and food, according to Deadline — the film’s executive producer is a celebrity chef, after all. The film stars Autumn Reeser, who plays the lead role of a woman trying to save the once famous and sinking restaurant from her late husband. With the help of her stepmother and a restaurant consultant, played by Tyler Hynes, the trio work to turn the restaurant industry around. Somewhere along the way, Reeser’s character falls in love with baking again.
“My family has a deep history in Italian cinema and culture,” De Laurentiis told Deadline. “It was a dream of mine to bring my love of film and food to the executive production of a Hallmark movie that authentically honors my amazing Italian heritage.” The film is produced by Hallmark Movies & Mysteries under the Crown Media Family Networks. Working with an accomplished chef like De Laurentiis was an obvious choice, according to executive vice president of programming Lisa Hamilton Daly. “Partnering with someone of the caliber of Giada De Laurentiis, with her deep and authentic knowledge of film and food, is the perfect union,” Daly told Deadline.
While there’s no news as to when fans might expect to see the Hallmark movie hit screens, considering De Laurentiis will play a role in its making, it will leave fans drooling over many food shots.