C. Thomas Howell & Michelle Hurd Join Romantic Western ‘Where The Wind Blows’

EXCLUSIVE: C. Thomas Howell (SEAL Team) and Michelle Hurd (Star Trek: Picard) have signed on to star alongside Trevor Donovan and Ashley Elaine in Where the Wind Blows, a romantic Western based on the USA Today bestselling novel by Caroline Fyffe.

Shooting this summer in Montana, the film follows Chase (Donovan), a rugged cowboy and solitary drifter who closed off his heart long ago — until the day he impulsively does a kindness for a beautiful young woman (Elaine), and everything changes in three days.

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John Schimke will direct from his script written with Fyffe and Mike Maden. Producers are Schimke, Ashley Elaine and Don Paul with AE Productions, Inc., and Brandon Smith and Eden Matson at Nova Vento Entertainment. Ricki Maslar, CSA is handling casting.

Previously seen in films like The Outsiders, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Red Dawn, Howell has most recently been seen on shows like SEAL Team and Obliterated, along with films like Netflix’s comedy Old Dads directed by and starring Bill Burr. Up next, he’ll be seen starring in Sean McNamara’s historical drama Reagan.

Known for her role as Raffi Musiker on Star Trek: Picard, Hurd has also held major roles on series like Blindspot, Hawaii Five-0, Daredevil, The Glades, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, among others. Most recently seen in Sony’s hit rom-com Anyone But You, her other most recent film credits include the indies Kemba and Inheritance. Past film credits include Bad Hair, Being Frank and Girl Most Likely, to name a few.

Howell is represented by Innovative Artists and Management Production Entertainment. Hurd is repped by Independent Artist Group and TMT Entertainment Group.

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