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Ernest Borgnine has signed to star in Hallmark Channel's telefilm "The Wishing Well," which marks the 200th movie of his career.

Jordan Ladd and Sally Kellerman also will star in the movie about a reporter (Ladd) sent to Slow Creek, Ill., to write a fluff piece on the local wishing well, which ends up having an impact on her life. Borgnine plays a local innkeeper and Kellerman a waitress/unofficial town therapist.

David Jackson is directing the movie, premiering in September, from a script by Steven H. Berman. Larry Levinson is executive producing; Brian Gordon and Susan McGuire are producing.

Borgnine earned a Golden Globe nom this year for his role in the Hallmark movie "A Grandpa for Christmas." (partialdiff)
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