The holidays are going to be a bit more “Fancy” this year as Reba McEntire has reportedly signed to star-in and produce a Christmas-themed movie for Lifetime.
According to Entertainment Tonight, the country superstar is currently developing Christmas in Tune, a music-themed holiday movie that will air as part of the network’s “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” lineup. McEntire will also contribute an original holiday song to the movie.
Christmas in Tune centers around the story of Belle, a marketing exec who is afraid she’s going to lose her job.
According to Lifetime, “She decides to reunite a singing duo for a charity Christmas concert, but the problem is — the singers are actually her parents and they have not spoken to each other in years! Soon the at-odds couple is helping Belle get her life in order and she begins her own romantic duet with the new man in her life.”
Casting for the movie is currently underway and filming will begin this Spring.
McEntire’s deal with Lifetime also includes a yet-to-be-announced non-holiday movie.
“Reba 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 a statement. “Reba has been part of Lifetime’s air many years ago and we can’t wait to welcome her back!”
“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,” McEntire said.
A premiere date for Christmas in Tune has yet to be announced.