Actor Jeremy Sumpter (“Peter Pan” and “Friday Night Lights” fame) chatted about his upcoming film “Holiday Harmony,” which premieres on November 24th on HBO Max.
The movie was directed by Shaun Paul Piccinino, and it was co-written by Christopher James Harvill and Lauren Swickard. “This movie was so much fun,” Sumpter admitted. “It was fun working with the kids, and it brought me back to my ‘Peter Pan’ days. They were kind of like my ‘lost boys’ and ‘lost girls’ while I was filming that movie. It was just really good and all the kids were great actors. It was great to be a part of that. It literally brought me back to my ‘Peter Pan’ years. It was a wonderful experience.”
In “Holiday Harmony,” singer-songwriter Gail (Annelise Cepero) lands an opportunity to compete for a once-in-a-lifetime shot at the big time, and heads cross country—only getting as far as Harmony Springs, Oklahoma when her ride, her budget, and all her hopes are stalled.
With just two weeks to get to the iHeartRadio Christmas Eve performance of her dreams, she takes the advice of local Jack-of-all-trades, Jeremy (Jeremy Sumpter), and takes on a group of misfit kids hoping to perform in a Christmas Eve Gala of their own. Gail and Jeremy grow close, but if she’s going to fulfill her lifelong dream, she may have to leave him and the town she’s grown to love behind.
“I kind of sold myself because it was Jeremy playing Jeremy in the film,” he admitted. “My wife and I love Annelise, she is one of the most beautiful actresses that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I love her soul and her spirit. Annelise is a down-to-earth and genuine human being. We paired up very well in the film and I couldn’t make it happen without her.”
Sumpter also praised Brooke Shields, who also starred in this movie. “Brooke is absolutely beautiful. My wife and I want to know where this fountain of youth is coming from. Brooke and I got along really well and we were like mother and son in that movie, and that worked out great. It was such a pleasure to work with her.”
The trailer for “Holiday Harmony” may be seen below.