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Actress Dyan Cannon shooting new movie 'Hope's Legacy' in Baltimore County this month

Actress Dyan Cannon shooting new movie 'Hope's Legacy' in Baltimore County this month
Dyan Cannon, left, and Joseph Bologna in 2005's "Boynton Beach Club." (Handout art)

Bob & Carol & Ted took a pass, but Alice is spending much of her June in Baltimore County.

Dyan Cannon, who established herself as a Hollywood A-lister with her starring role in writer-director Paul Mazursky’s 1969 sexual-mores comedy “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” is filming “Hope’s Legacy” at horse farms in Glyndon and Reisterstown, as well as North East in Cecil County.

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A sequel to 2016’s “Christmas Ranch,” which was also shot in Maryland, the new film continues the story of Lizzy Evans (Taylor Lyons), a headstrong and troubled teen determined to save her grandmother’s ranch. The sequel adds Cannon to the cast as a former event rider and coach for Lizzy and is set “against the world of Maryland equestrian competition,” according to a synopsis provided by the movie’s publicist.

“Hope’s Legacy” is the first production to benefit from the recently enacted Maryland Small Films Tax Credit, designed to provide incentives for lower-budget independent film production in the state.

Cannon, 82, has been largely absent from film and television since 2010, when she co-starred in the TV movie “Women Without Men.” In a career that dates back to the late-’50s, she’s been twice nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, for “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” and for 1978’s “Heaven Can Wait.” She directed the 1976 animated short “Number One,” which was also nominated for an Oscar.

From 1965-1968, she was married to Hollywood legend Cary Grant; their daughter, Jennifer, was born in 1966.

Towson-based DBM Films, which is producing “Hope’s Legacy,” is planning to show the film at selected festivals, the publicist said, followed by a possible limited theatrical release before making it available for streaming.

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