The tremendously talented Crystal Chappell has been hard at work over the last year and more on her first feature film for her company Open Book Productions company and Perfect Features.
The motion picture, A Million Happy Nows has been talked about on social media by Chappell and her team for quite some time, but Sunday night in conjunction with, and to support CNN’s showing of the Glen Campbell biopic, “I’ll Be Me’, the trailer for A Million Happy Nows has been released!
A Million Happy Nows shares a common theme with the Glen Campbell film, shedding light on people struggling with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. And for fans of Guiding Light’s Otalia, Venice the Series, and The Grove, it gives them a new vehicle to see the undeniable on-screen chemistry of longtime scene partners, Jessica Leccia and Crystal Chappell.
The synopsis for the new film reveals that Chappell stars in a role written specifically for her – that of actress Lainey Allen – who is tired of being sidelined for younger talent on the soap she has starred in for twenty years. Coupled with finding it harder to retain her lines, she decides not to renew her contract, and she and her publicist and partner, Eva Morales (Jessica Leccia), move to a beach house overlooking the ocean on the Central California coast. The move highlights some small changes in Lainey’s personality – mild depression that Eva puts down to leaving the show. But when Lainey starts to forget more than can be attributed to stress, Eva insists on a visit to the doctor. A Million Happy Nows chronicles Lainey and Eva’s changing relationship as they struggle to deal with the diagnosis of Lainey’s Early Onset Alzheimer’s, the prospect of an indomitable woman’s future of dependence and her single support system – the woman who was once in awe of her, became everything to her, and will now look after her.
The cast includes other soap opera notables including: Hillary B. Smith, Dan Gauthier, Robert Gant and more! Now after the jump, watch the first official trailer of A Million Happy Nows and then let us know what you thought of it in the comment section below!