EMMY AND GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER TOM SELLECK STARS IN "JESSE STONE: NIGHT PASSAGE," (WORKING TITLE) A NEW TELEVISION MOVIE THAT HAS BEGUN PRODUCTION IN HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA FOR BROADCAST ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
"Jesse Stone: Night Passage" Is The Prequel To Last Year's "Stone Cold" Also Starring Selleck
Stephen Baldwin and Stephanie March Also Star
JESSE STONE: NIGHT PASSAGE (working title), starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Tom Selleck ("Magnum P.I."), has started production in Halifax, Nova Scotia for broadcast on the CBS Television Network. Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone in the prequel to last year's "Stone Cold." The movies are based on the best-selling series of books by Robert B. Parker. Stephen Baldwin ("Fallacy") and Stephanie March ("Law and Order: Special Victims Unit") also star.
JESSE STONE: NIGHT PASSAGE reveals how Stone (Selleck) became the Police Chief of the small fishing town of Paradise, Mass. after being fired from the Los Angeles Police Department. An unlikely candidate, Stone is recruited by Paradise's board of selectmen in the hopes that the failed cop won't dig too deeply into the town's dirty secrets. Within moments of being hired, still drunk from the night before, Stone must investigate a domestic violence situation involving Joe Genest (Stephen Baldwin), Paradise's resident hothead, whose ties to a local bank manager, Hasty Hathaway (Saul Rubinek), expose a money laundering scheme.
Polly Shannon reprises her role as City Attorney Abby Taylor and Stephen McHattie reprises his role as Captain Healy. Viola Davis, Vito Rezza and Kohl Sudduth reprise their roles as the staff of inexperienced police officers Stone inherits with his new job. Stephanie March joins the cast as Cissy Hathaway, the attractive wife of the town's most powerful man, who has eyes for Jesse Stone
JESSE STONE: NIGHT PASSAGE is a production of TWS Productions II and Brandman Productions, Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Emmy Award-nominated Michael Brandman ("The Heidi Chronicles" and "Into the Woods") and Tom Selleck are the executive producers; Emmy Award-nominated Steven Brandman ("The Heidi Chronicles") is the producer. Emmy Award-nominated Robert Harmon ("Ike: Countdown to D-Day" and "Gotti") is directing the drama from a script by Tom Epperson ("The Gift").