Q: Can you tell me what Julie Gonzalo has been up to? I loved her in TNT’s “Dallas” reboot. -- Lynn H., Conyers, Georgia
A: Julie has been keeping busy making movies, including the Hallmark Channel’s “Falling for Vermont,” which premieres Saturday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c. Julie plays Angela Young, a best-selling author who decides to escape the media frenzy surrounding her books and their movie adaptations, gets caught in a thunderstorm and crashes her car on her journey of escape. Found wandering with no memory and no ID, the town doctor (and single dad) Jeff Callan (played by Benjamin Ayres) offers up his guesthouse until her memory returns. But as she blends seamlessly into their family life, she must decide if the life she’s been living is the life she truly wants.
Julie recently revealed this to me about the role: “She wasn’t out to find this world (in Vermont), but the world finds her. It’s beautiful to know what your life can be. Yes, follow your dreams, but also follow your heart. Find what truly makes you happy and what truly speaks to your heart -- whether it be a career or person or town, whatever it is -- because ultimately, if you’re not happy within that, you’ll never be happy. You never know what’s going to happen tomorrow or if there is a tomorrow, so just make the most of right now.” Q: Is it true that “Hannibal” is being revived? -- Katie R., via email
A: “Hannibal” creator Bryan Fuller recently teased that he and fellow “Hannibal” executive producer Martha De Laurentiis might be reviving the suspense/horror/drama centering on the iconic Hannibal Lecter, played by Mads Mikkelsen. In early August, Bryan tweeted: “@neoprod has started those conversations. This takes time.”
Earlier this year, Bryan told Mick Garris on Mick’s podcast “Post Mortem”: “I’ve had conversations with Martha De Laurentiis. I’ve had conversations with Mads (Mikkelsen) and Hugh (Dancy). We’re all excited about the prospect of returning to the story. There’s an interesting next chapter in the relationship between Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter that would be fascinating to unpack. I’ve shared it with the gentlemen, and they’re both keen on it.”
Q: I remember a hilarious movie called “Super Troop-
ers.” Is it true they are making a sequel? -- Tim R., via email
A: Yes indeed! The Broken Lizard comedy team -which consists of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske -- will be back with a sequel to the cult-hit, pot-centric comedy-mystery movie. And their fans couldn’t be happier -- in fact, those fans financed the movie for them. Broken Lizard started an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise $2 million to make the sequel, and were able to raise that and more within 26 hours. The sequel, called “Super Troopers 2,” is set to premiere April 20, 2018. To see the first teaser trailer, check out their Facebook page: facebook.com/therealbrokenlizard.
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