I haven't heard or seen much from Ricky Schroder in many years, until recently I was contacted about featuring a blurb about his new Hallmark movie on my blog. It's nice to see him back on the big screen, and I'm delighted to see that he's a horse person...at least to the extent that the movie involves horses anyway. Without much adieu I present you with "Wild Hearts".
“Wild Hearts” A Ricky Schroder Family Affair
Hallmark Western made for families by the whole Schroder Family
Los Angeles, CA, January 16, 2013--Veteran actor Ricky Schroder (NYPD:Blue) has a lot to smile about these days. With a longstanding and successful acting and directing career since being crowned the youngest actor ever to win a Golden Globe, Schroder has created his dream project, the family Western “Wild Hearts” starring and involving his whole family.
The film was co-written and produced by Ricky and his wife Andrea, an architectural designer and one-time contestant on Bravo’s hit show “Top Design,” who just recently picked up a regular segment on Hallmark’s show “Home & Family.”
The story was based on an idea their oldest daughter Cambrie came up with after begging them for years to be allowed to find her first acting job. “Andrea and I realized that once she’d have her driver’s license, she would do this acting thing with or without us” said the experienced actor and father of four, “So Andrea and I decided to create this film and produce it, this way, she could be surrounded by protective and loving people who encourage her during her first acting experience rather than being surrounded by strangers.”
Hallmark picked up the film that tells the charming story of a teenage Malibu girl on a quest to meet the father she never knew while falling in love with a wild Mustang in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
“Wild Hearts” will air on the Hallmark Movie Channel on March 9th, 2013, and seems to be the perfect match for the family oriented channel. The film not only features Ricky and Cambrie in a starring role, but when the story called for two rival brothers trying to mess with the stallion, Cambrie’s brother’s Luke and Holden were an easy pick. Youngest daughter Faith and even family dog Ziggy received an appearance as well.
The family fun was almost spoiled due to a legal dispute over the film in early 2012, which was resolved last fall. The parties involved, Ricky Schroder, Joseph Nasser, Jack Nasser, the Nasser Group Inc. and NGN Productions, Inc. announced that they have resolved all of their disputes concerning the ownership of “Wild Hearts,” have withdrawn and dismissed all of their claims against each other, and wish each other continued success.
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