Three time Emmy nominee Michael Shanks is to star in ‘Living Out Loud’ with co actress Gail O’Grady in a Hallmark channel premiere on May 2nd 2009.
The movies plotline is outlined below
A shocking change in a woman’s life inspires those around her to reconsider what’s really important to them in “Living Out Loud,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie premiering Saturday, May 2 (9/8c). Three-time Emmy nominee Gail O’Grady (“Desperate Housewives,” “American Dreams”) stars in the family drama that reminds us that it’s never too late to live a life without fear or regrets.
Emily Marshall is a high school chorus teacher who is all about helping others achieve their goals, having abandoned her own years before as a youthful fantasy. But a visit to the doctor throws Emily for a loop when she is diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. She starts chemotherapy treatment right away, leaving her husband Brad (Michael Shanks, “Stargate SG-1”) to take care of Melissa and Ben, their children he’s been too busy with work to get to know. Through her treatment sessions, Emily befriends a number of other women, including Connie, whose strong will and optimistic attitude inspire Emily to start writing songs again, a hobby she let go of when she started her family. In turn, Emily’s newfound strength becomes an inspiration to those around her.