EXCLUSIVE: The Vampire Diaries alum Kat Graham has signed on to star in Christmas Calendar, a Netflix holiday pic directed by Bradley Walsh. Quincy Brown (Dope, Fox series Star) has been cast to play Graham’s love interest in the film, which Brad Krevoy is producing.
It follows Abby Sutton (Graham), an aspiring photographer who inherits a magical advent calendar from her deceased grandmother that seems to be predicting her future — and pointing the way to a new romance with a hunky admirer.
In addition, Graham has been cast in The Poison Rose, playing Morgan Freeman’s daughter in the film, which also stars Forest Whitaker and John Travolta as Carson Philips, down-on-his-luck PI who enjoys his share of drinking, smoking, and gambling. He takes on a case that, like the story goes, starts out appearing fairly routine, slowly reveals itself to be a complex interwoven web of crimes, suspects, and dead bodies.
George Gallo is directing from a script by Richard Salvatore, who is also producing with Jeff Elliott and Oscar Generale.
Graham, known for her eight seasons run as Bonnie Bennett on The CW supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries, will be seen in How It Ends, another Netflix feature in which she plays opposite Forest Whitaker and Theo James and co-stars in RZA’s CUT Throat City, with Terence Howard, Wesley Snipes, and Omar Epps.
She’s repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, WME, and Roger Goff.