On the big screen, the actor recently reunited with Bruce Willis (with whom he starred in last year's action-thriller "Hard Kill") for Lionsgate's "Fortress," which will be released in December. Additional film credits include "Dead Rising: Endgame," "Escape Plan 2: Hades," "The Ninth Passenger" and "God's Not Dead 2." Metcalfe is represented by Untitled Management, Gersh and The Initiative Group.
Metcalfe also recently starred in and executive produced "Ships in the Night: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery," the latest installment in the "Martha's Vineyard Mysteries" film series, and had a leading role in "Christmas Under the Stars," opposite Autumn Reeser and Clarke Peters. After kicking off his career with heartthrob roles on "Passions," "Desperate Housewives" and the 2006 hit teen comedy "John Tucker Must Die," Metcalfe has found massive success on the family-friendly circuit and become a fan-favorite on Hallmark. In August, the actor wrapped up a five-season run on the network's hugely popular drama "Chesapeake Shores," where he'd played singer-songwriter Trace Riley since the show's 2016 debut.
The movie is the latest production from MGM's Lightworkers — the company, founded by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, is behind "The Bible" miniseries and MGM and Paramount's contemporary "Ben-Hur" adaptation. Downey will produce the movie alongside Autumn Bailey-Ford, with Burnett serving as an executive producer. Directed by Sean McNamara from a screenplay by Brian Egeston, "On a Wing and a Prayer" is currently in production and slated for release on Aug. 31, 2022.
Jesse Metcalfe has signed on for MGM and Lightworkers' new faith-based family drama "On a Wing and a Prayer," starring opposite Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham.
Based on a true story, Quaid stars as Doug White, who's forced to fly a plane after the pilot dies unexpectedly mid-flight.
Founded in 2011 by Emmy-nominated actor and producer Downey and Burnett, MGM's Lightworkers is the banner behind numerous television series and films, including the Emmy-nominated "The Bible," which has gone on to spawn multiple feature film adaptations, including "Resurrection" (which debuted on Discovery Plus in March 2021), as well as the 2015 NBC miniseries "A.D. The Bible Continues." Lightworkers also produced the Lifetime series "The Women of the Bible," CBS' "The Dovekeepers" and TLC's "Answered Prayers," plus the feature films "Little Boy" for Open Road Films, "Woodlawn" for Pure Flix, and "Messiah" and "Country Ever After" for Netflix.” />

We don’t want to be looked at as weak for not being able to handle ourselves in a business run by men. We don’t want to be the first or only voice in the room. He didn’t explicitly offer a trade — sex for work — even though I knew that was what he was implying. We don’t want to lose work by being defined as a Difficult Woman. We don’t want to be attacked for reading into something that may or may not have been there. I know this is an inner dialogue many women have — it’s part of what’s holding so many of us back from sharing our stories. The question — and this is not an excuse — is what defines sexual harassment in the workplace? And I hadn’t gone to his hotel.
To the countless other women who have experienced the gray areas: I believe you.” /> While I still do feel guilty for not speaking up all those years ago, I’m glad for this moment of reckoning.
If I had spoken up a decade ago, would I have saved countless women from the same experience I had or worse? That was the end of that encounter — I was never hired for one of his films, and I didn’t speak up about my experience. It wasn’t until Ashley Judd heroically shared her story a few days ago that I felt ashamed.
There was no explicit mention that to star in one of those films I had to sleep with him, but the subtext was there. Later in the conversation, he mentioned that he had an agreement with his wife. “I want to put you in one of my movies,” he said and offered to let me choose which one I liked best. There was a pile of scripts sitting on his desk. He could sleep with whomever he wanted when he was out of town. In the early 2000s Harvey Weinstein called me into his office. I walked out of the meeting feeling uneasy.
En route, she called me to say she couldn’t make it. I called one of my actress friends to explain my discomfort with the situation, and she offered to come with me. I knew he was lying, so I politely and apologetically reiterated that I could no longer come by. A few weeks later, I was asked to do a follow-up meeting at his hotel. Not wanting to be at the hotel alone with him, I made up an excuse — I had an early morning and would have to postpone. Harvey told me that my actress friend was already at his hotel and that both of them would be very disappointed if I didn’t show.
Following the publication on Tuesday morning of two more exposes detailing sexual assault and harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, actress Heather Graham recalls indirectly being propositioned by the studio mogul.
My hope is that this moment starts a dialogue on redefining sexual harassment in the workplace and empowers women to speak out when they feel uncomfortable in a situation. I hope that dialogue covers the gray areas where we ask ourselves, “Did what I think happen just happen?” and that we are no longer shamed into feeling that we should grow a thicker skin, or that our story “isn’t good enough to count.” I’m glad the victims are being heard, that powerful voices in the industry are speaking up to say this kind of behavior isn’t acceptable anymore, and that a predator is finally facing the consequences — it means the world is starting to change for the better.