Lifetime has so many movies in its backlog it is doubling up again, we got a two-fer premier this week, with Infidelity in Suburbia followed by Deadly Lessons! Infidelity in Suburbia takes the whole bored housewife having an affair thing to a whole new level, when the guy decides to build a secret prison inside her own house to kidnap her! Holy cats, that’s some nice morphing of various Lifetime plots into something ridiculous. If the film is as fun as the premise, it will be pretty cool!
Infidelity in Suburbia follows the story of Laura (Sarah Butler) who decides to take on a home renovation project to cure her boredom while her husband is at work and son is at school. Sparks fly between her and her contractor Vince (Marcus Rosner), and he soon fulfills Laura’s forbidden dreams. But when Laura decides to end their affair, Vince’s builds a secret room in Laura’s home where he can keep her all to himself.
Infidelity in Suburbia stars Sarah Butler (Nightmare Nurse), Marcus Rosner (Framed for Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery), Peter Benson (Britney Ever After), Arlo Hajdu (The Flash), Miranda Frigon (Stonados), and Jay Hindle (Hearts of Christmas) It’s written by Christie Will (Baby Boot Camp, but she also directed A Cookie Cutter Christmas) and is directed by David Winning (Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie)
Infidelity in Suburbia premieres Saturday, February 25th on Lifetime!
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is in the business of kickstarting new mystery movie franchises starring alumni from Full House because they are ratings gold, and 2015 is a big year in new series starting up. Thus, we’re getting the Aurora Teagarden series, which as all literary fans know is written by Charlaine Harris, who wrote the Southern Vampire Mystery series that True Blood is based on! A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery is the first of what will probably be at least three of the films, the actual details are a bit hazy and will probably alter based on ratings.
A librarian with a sharp mind for murder, Aurora Teagarden is known around her small town as a master sleuth. When her friend Jane unexpectedly dies and leaves Aurora everything in her will, she also leaves a troubling murder mystery haunting her neighborhood. It is up to Aurora to piece together the clues—-including a skull, its missing skeleton and a suspicious group of neighbors—-and solve the murder before she becomes the unlikely killer’s next victim.
A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery stars Candace Cameron-Bure (Full House) as Aurora Teagarden, Lexa Doig (Jason X) as Sally, Marilu Henner (Taxi) as Aida, Bruce Dawson (Hollow Man II) as John, Peter Benson (Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball ) as Arthur, Sonya Salomaa (MXP: Most Xtreme Primate) as Marcia Rideout, Dan Payne (A Christmas Story 2) as Torrance Rideout, Miranda Frigon (A Cookie Cutter Christmas) as Lynn Liggett, and Stephen Huszar (12 Men of Christmas) as Father Scott Aubrey. It’s directed by Martin Wood (Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts) and the adapted by Teena Booth (The Grim Sleeper).
A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery premieres April 4th on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!
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