Reba McEntire to Star in Lifetime Holiday Movie, Christmas in Tune
Reba McEntire fans, you're going to want to hold onto your cowboy hats for this one: The country star is slated to star in and produce two movies for Lifetime, and one of the films will be a Christmas movie. Currently, the working title is Christmas in Tune and the movie will be a tentpole movie for the network's annual holiday slate, It's a Wonderful Lifetime, with filming expected to start this spring. The movie will feature an original holiday song by McEntire. Christmas in Tune is written by Juliet Giglio and Keith Giglio and produced by Hartbreak Films. Paula Hart and Reba McEntire will act as executive producers. The plot synopsis is as follows, per a company press release:
In addition to this project, McEntire will also star in and produce another non-holiday movie for the network, which is in development for 2022.
"[McEntire] has been a creative force in both music and television for many years. We are thrilled to have her on board to produce and star in not just one — but two movies for us," said Tanya Lopez, EVP of Movies, Limited Series & Original Movie Acquisitions, Lifetime and LMN, in the same media statement. "[McEntire] has been part of Lifetime's air many years ago and we can't wait to welcome her back!"
McEntire also expressed her excitement for the movies, adding, "I am thrilled to partner with Lifetime for a return to television movies! My fans and I enjoy their programming and loved watching the Reba show there for so many years."
We hope McEntire shares plenty of behind-the-scenes footage as filming for the holiday movie gets underway. We're definitely staying tuned for any and all Christmas in Tune news. Hallmark best be bringing its A-game to compete with this one.