"Shark" film at Hallmark hooks three

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Daryl Hannah, John Schneider and Armand Assante are starring in the Hallmark Channel original movie “Shark Swarm.”

The project centers on usually tame sharks who morph into man-eating fish when toxins are secretly released into the water by a greedy corporate real estate developer (Assante). The sharks begin to swarm the coastal town of Full Moon Bay near the infamous Red Triangle. Meanwhile, two local fishermen (one of whom is played by Schneider) become aware of the toxic dumping and plot to stop it in order to save the town and its residents. Hannah will play Schneider’s wife.

The three-hour movie is in production and set to air in 2008.

“We’re bringing a Hallmark touch to this -- they’re going to be family-friendly sharks,” joked Henry Schleiff, president and CEO of Crown Media Holdings, owner and operator of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter