Bailee Madison (Hallmark’s The Good Witch), Kevin Quinn (Adventures in Babysitting), Sherri Shepherd (Ride Along 2) and David Koechner (Anchorman) has been tapped to star in A Week Away, a musical film which is being directed by Roman White. The pic follows Will Hawkins (Quinn), a troubled teenager whose recent run-in with the law puts him at an important crossroads; go to juvenile hall or attend a Christian summer camp. At first a fish-out-of-water, Will eventually opens his heart and discovers a love and sense of belonging in the last place he expected to find it. Newcomers Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, and Iain Tucker will co-star as filming is currently underway in Tennesse with a theatrical release aimed for 2020. Steve Barnett, Alan Powell, and Gabriel Vasquez are producing. Vicky Patel financed the film and will serve as its executive producer. Madison is an associate producer.
In a decidedly bad development for fans of Hallmark Channel’s Good Witch, Bailee Madison will not be returning for the series just-ordered sixth season. The actress’ character, Grace Russell, is poised to graduate at the end of the dramedy’s current fifth season, “allowing for a natural wrap of her storyline,” according to Deadline, which broke the news of Madison’s departure.