The film is being produced by Legacy Filmworks Ltd. and directed by George Erschbarner, who previously directed Thompson in 2008's "The Christmas Clause."
Co-starring Sebastian Spence, Gig Morton, Burkely Duffield and Everick Golding, the movie will have its world television premiere on UP in 2014.
The film casts Thompson as a widow of five years who has thrown herself into running her bistro and caring for her 15-year old daughter.
"Mother-daughter relationships are one of the greatest in the world," Barbara Fisher, senior vice president of original programming for UP, said in a statement Friday. "This special film explores how this loving, funny, sometime aggravating, unbreakable bond provides the key to a mother and daughter both moving forward and discovering love in their lives again."
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