We would nonetheless be months away from the vacation season and Christmas could be the very last thing on most individuals’s minds as the hotter months strategy and summer time begins shaping as much as be regular once more, however Lifetime is admittedly looking forward to the vacation season, by already lining up a number of all-star casts for a few of their deliberate festive movies.
After beforehand asserting a “tentpole” vacation movie starring and produced by Reba McEntire, the community is as soon as once more proving that it has an formidable slate on faucet for followers because it approaches the 2021 slate. In a brand new press launch, not solely did the community verify some fan-favorite stars like Melissa Joan Hart, Kelly Rowland, Mario Lopez and Jana Kramer are coming again for brand new movies, however two extra motion pictures will characteristic members of “The Brady Bunch” and “Excessive College Musical” casts as effectively.
The primary movie, titled “Mixing Christmas,” will probably be directed by Marla Sokoloff (“Fuller Home,” “The Street Dwelling For Christmas) and star Haylie Duff (“All About Christmas Eve”), Aaron O’Connell, Beth Broderick (“All the time and Without end Christmas”), Telma Hopkins (“Christmas Lodge”) and Greg Evigan (“The Christmas Itemizing”).
Nevertheless, extra thrilling in regards to the movie will probably be the truth that it brings again collectively a number of members of the forged of “The Brady Bunch,” together with Barry Williams (Greg), Christopher Knight (Peter), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), Susan Olsen (Cindy) and Robbie Rist (Cousin Oliver), in addition to Jennifer Elise Cox, who portrayed Jan within the movie variations of “The Brady Bunch.”
As for what’s going to occur within the movie, in keeping with a synopsis, “The vacation season is in full swing when Emma (Duff) learns that the resort the place she used to spend Christmases together with her household is being redeveloped. Her boyfriend Liam (O’Connell), hatches a plan to convey her to the resort one final time to suggest! He secretly invitations each their households to affix them and Emma is delighted when she arrives to seek out the entire household bunch there. In fact, no vacation gathering is full with out drama, and shortly the households are bickering over each element! The added stress from attempting to mix the 2 households finally takes a toll on Emma and Liam, who begin questioning their very own relationship. Now simply days earlier than Christmas, the 2 households understand that they’re going to need to work collectively in an effort to reunite Emma and Liam!”
As well as, a second movie, “A Christmas Dance Reunion,” will reunite Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman, who portrayed Chad and Taylor within the “Excessive College Musical” trilogy. In that movie, “Profitable lawyer Lucy Mortimer (Coleman), alongside together with her mom Virginia (Kim Roberts) return to the Winterleigh Resort to assist rejoice the lodge’s ultimate Christmas season earlier than the resort closes its doorways completely. One there, Lucy is reunited with the proprietor’s nephew and her childhood Christmas Dance companion, Barrett Brewster (Bleu). Although the resort has fallen on arduous occasions and has stopped most vacation occasions, Lucy leads the cost in recreating the beloved Christmas traditions, together with the favored Christmas Dance, to convey collectively new households and new hope to the resort. Now, Lucy should resolve if she’s keen to take a danger on love and companion up as soon as extra with Barrett for what may very well be the final Christmas Dance.”
These movies aren’t the one ones that may very well be on the slate although, with a 2020 movie that was presupposed to star Betty White probably nonetheless in growth as effectively. That film had been delayed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, and late final yr, it was nonetheless deliberate to be part of the 2021 slate, although it’s unclear whether it is nonetheless going ahead, as White is now 99 years previous and could also be extra cautious to just accept a job because of considerations over potential publicity to the virus.
As well as, the community will seemingly as soon as once more see a really various lineup with regards to not solely what tales are advised and who’s seen in entrance of the digicam, however behind it as effectively, with Sapna Vyas, Vice-President of Authentic Motion pictures telling Worldwide Enterprise Occasions beforehand that the community is dedicated to telling as many true tales as they will, as authentically as potential, which suggests having casts and crews that symbolize all walks of life.
“It’s true to who we’re as a community, to our viewers, and to our expertise. It comes very organically…it’s not just a few frosting placed on on the finish of the film to determine,” she mentioned on the time. “We care about who’s behind and in entrance of the digicam from the get-go and pondering greater, and naturally, we wish to keep within the area and proceed to be pleased with what we put on the market.”