EXCLUSIVEJonathan Bennett, who has recently signed a multi-picture deal with Crown Media Family Networks will executive and headline a new Hallmark movie, called A Wedding of a Lifetime
Brooke D’Orsay (A Dickens of a Holiday! Grace and Frankie) will co-star in the original that’s currently in production to air later this year.
Bennett (Mean Girls) and D’Orsay play an engaged couple who have been together since their days as high school sweethearts in a close-knit mountain town, but have found themselves in a rut and out of love. Darby and Jake are about to tell their families that they have separated, but inadvertently find their way into a trap. “romantic relationship competition”After being nominated from the whole community, the event was hosted by a nationally-known daytime TV station. The grand prize, which is all expenses paid, is a televised, national daytime TV show. “wedding of a lifetime!”Darby and Jake feel uncomfortable pretending to be engaged but they continue the show. They don’t want their friends or family to be disappointed, so they decide to continue with the show. Darby or Jake will eventually come out of the charade and part ways. Or will they rekindle their love through the competition?
“This is the kind of fun, feel-good rom-com our viewers have come to expect from us,”Elizabeth Yost is Senior Vice President of Development, Programming, Crown Media Family Networks. “Jonathan Bennett and Brooke D’Orsay are terrific together and will have fans rooting for them every step of the way.”
“I love working with Hallmark and am grateful to expand our work together as an executive producer on this project,”Bennett was also added. “While it’s always fun to act in these movies, it has been a very different and rewarding experience to work on the filmmaking side and to collaborate with such talented people behind the scenes to bring it to life. I’m so proud of this story and hope the fans love it as much as I do.”
The Wedding of a LifetimeLighthouse Pictures. Bennett and Kristofer McNeeley are executive producers. Producers are Shawn Williamson Jamie Goehring, Kevin Leslie and Shawn Williamson. Anne Wheeler directs from a script written by Greg Baldwin.