Singer and actress Jordin Sparks will star in the upcoming holiday film A Christmas Treasure for the Hallmark Channel. She'll star opposite Michael Xavier.
Sparks will serve as an executive producer along with Stephanie Germain, Harvey Kahn and Allen Lewis. Chris Cooper will produce. A Christmas Treasure is part of Hallmark’s Christmas countdown.
Here's the description as reported by Deadline: In A Christmas Treasure, after opening a 100-year-old time capsule and finding her grandfather’s old journal, Lou (Sparks) questions whether she should move to New York after Christmas to further her writing career or stay in Pine Grove to carry on her family’s local newspaper. Charming chef, Kyle (Xavier), is also at a crossroads, visiting Pine Grove for the holidays. When Lou and Kyle meet, they both have doubts about their future, but the magic of the holiday season and the connection they have, helps each of their journeys.
Sparks will sing the Christmas classics, “This Christmas” and “Oh Holy Night” as well as her original song, “Oh, It’s Christmas” from her Cider and Hennessy Christmas album.
“Christmas is so special to me and I’m thrilled that I get to share this festive movie with you all this year,” said Sparks said in a statement. “I loved being able to perform some of my favorite Christmas melodies, one for the first time, as part of the movie. Joining the Hallmark family is a dream come true! I know people are going to fall in love with Lou and our story that truly represents the phrase, ‘Home is where the Heart is.’”
Sparks catapulted to stardom in 2007 after winning the sixth season of American Idol. After finding success in music, Sparks ventured to Broadway as Nina Rosario in In The Heights before jumping to the silver screen in Sparkle.