BELIEVE IN HAPPILY EVER AFTER WITH LIFETIME'S TRIO OF MOVIES THIS SPRING HARRY & MEGHAN: BECOMING ROYAL, FEATURING TIFFANY SMITH & CHARLIE FIELD, BOWS MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 27 PRIDE & PREJUDICE: ATLANTA WITH TIFFANY HINES, JUAN ANTONIO, JACKÉE HARRY A
BELIEVE IN HAPPILY EVER AFTER
HARRY & MEGHAN: BECOMING ROYAL,
PRIDE & PREJUDICE: ATLANTA
ADRIANA TRIGIANI’S VERY VALENTINE,
Los Angeles, CA – March 25, 2019 – Lifetime dials up the romance this spring with a trio of movies that will make you believe in love, including the sequel to a modern day fairy tale of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the adaption of two beloved novels. Kicking off on Memorial Day, May 27 at 8pm ET/PT with the premiere of Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, Tiffany Smith and Charlie Field star as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the follow-up to the 2018 hit film. Featuring an all-African American cast, Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta, Lifetime’s modern take of the Jane Austen classic debuts Saturday, June 1 at 8pm ET/PT. Based on the bestselling novel, Adriana Trigiani’s Very Valentine, premieres Saturday, June 8 at 8pm ET/PT, starring Kelen Coleman and Jacqueline Bisset, and follows the adventures of a young woman as she attempts to rescue her family’s struggling shoe business and find love at the same time.
HARRY & MEGHAN: BECOMING ROYAL
Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, the sequel to the 2018 hit movie, continues the love story of newlyweds Prince Harry (Charlie Field, Genius) and American actress Meghan Markle (Tiffany Smith, Supernatural), pulling back the curtain to reveal the untold joys and challenges of life inside the Royal Family during their pivotal first year of marriage. Beyond blending their families and cultures, Harry and Meghan’s core values are put to the test as they try to find the balance between honoring Royal tradition and staying true to their beliefs.
Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal also stars Jordan Whalen as Prince William, Laura Mitchell as Kate Middleton, Maggie Sullivun as Queen Elizabeth II, Timothy Temple as Prince Philip, Charles Shaughnessy as Prince Charles, Deborah Ramsay as Camilla Bowles, Natalie Moon as Layla, James Dreyfus as Leonard and Bonnie Soper as Diana. Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal is executive produced by Merideth Finn and Michele Weiss. Menhaj Huda directs from a script by Scarlett Lacey.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE: ATLANTA
Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta follows Reverend Bennet (Reginald VelJohnson, Family Matters), a pastor of a prominent southern Baptist church and his wife Mrs. Bennet (Jackée Harry, Sister, Sister), who is the author of a self-help book on how to find the perfect husband. Needless to say, Mrs. Bennet is less than thrilled that all five of their daughters, Lizzie (Tiffany Hines, Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart), Jane (Raney Branch, Being Mary Jane), Mary (Brittney Level, The Purge), Lydia (Reginae Carter, Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta) and Kitty (Alexia Bailey), are still single. When the very eligible Will Darcy (Juan Antonio, Empire) arrives in town, Mrs. Bennet sets her sights on the handsome bachelor for daughter Lizzie, leading to a modern-day, comedic take on themes familiar to fans of the novel.
Kellee Stewart (Love by the 10th Date) portrays Lizzie’s best friend Charlotte, Victoria Rowell(The Young and the Restless) stars as Will’s aunt Catherine, Keshia Knight Pulliam (Jingle Belle) is snarky socialite Caroline who loathes the idea of Darcy and Lizzie’s union and Brad James (For Better or Worse) plays Darcy’s best friend Charles Bingley, a pro golfer who has his eyes set on Lizzie’s sister Jane.
Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta is produced by Big Dreams Entertainment and Swirl Films. Executive producers are Leslie Greif, Naomi Despres (Kill the Messenger) and Tracy McMillan (Satisfaction). Eric Tomosunas and Alex Kerr produce while Rhonda Baraka (Pastor Brown) directs from a script written by Tracy McMillan.
ADRIANA TRIGIANI’S VERY VALENTINE
Based on a novel by best-selling author, Adriana Trigiani’s Very Valentine tells the story of the Angelini Shoe Company, one of the last family-owned businesses in Greenwich Village that has been making exquisite wedding shoes since 1903, but now teeters on the brink of financial collapse. To save the family business from ruin, Valentine Roncalli (Kelen Coleman, Big Little Lies, The Newsroom) – apprentice to and granddaughter of master artisan Teodora Angelini (Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge) – must bring the family’s old-world craftsmanship into the 21st century. Juggling unpredictable love lives, duty to their family, and a design challenge presented by a prestigious department store, Valentine and Teodora are on a quest to build a pair of glorious shoes sure to beat their rivals. Also, in the course of discovering her true artistic voice, Valentine discovers true love as she turns her life and the business upside down in ways she never expected.
Adriana Trigiani’s Very Valentine also stars Liam McIntyre (The Flash) as a dashing chef named Roman and Paolo Bernardini (All the Money in the World) as Gianluca, an intriguing artisan that Valentine meets in Italy.
Based on the novel of the same name and part of the ‘Valentine Trilogy’ Book Series by New York Times best-selling author, Adriana Trigiani’s Very Valentine was shot on location in Bulgaria and produced by The Sanitsky Company and Sony Pictures Télévision. Larry Sanitsky serves as executive producer. Menhaj Huda (Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance) directs from a teleplay written by Adriana Trigiani.
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