Kathie Lee Gifford to Write and Star in Feature Film Love Me to Death | Playbill

Film & TV News Kathie Lee Gifford to Write and Star in Feature Film Love Me to Death The Today Show host will also collaborate on songs for the movie, having previously written the book and lyrics for Broadway's Scandalous.
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The Today Show co-host and Broadway alum Kathie Lee Gifford will star in the upcoming feature film Love Me to Death.

Gifford also wrote the screenplay, as well as contributed lyrics for songs alongside Grammy-winning country songwriter-composer Brett James.

Adriana Trigiani is set to direct, with production beginning in June in Scotland. The film centers on Annabelle (Gifford), a widow who plans a trip around the world with her husband's ashes. Her first stop is Loch Lomond, where she meets a gruff innkeeper (played by former Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson) who changes the course of her journey.

Gifford made her Broadway debut as a performer in the 1999 production of Putting It Together, stepping in for Carol Burnett at select performances. She wrote the book and lyrics for the short-lived 2012 musical Scandalous, starring Tony nominee Carolee Carmello as evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson.

The film is produced by Matthew T. Weiner and executive-produced by George Shinn for Whiskey and Wine Ltd.

Watch Gifford and James debut the film's title song in the music video below.

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