Marie Osmond will star in a new Christmas movie, and she’s going to take a turn to the dark side and portray a villain.
The Utah native, singer and actress plays Melanie, “the villainous CEO of a major media conglomerate that takes over a newspaper, leaving journalist Jackie (played by Carly Hughes) out in the cold,” in “The Christmas Edition,” according to Sapna Vyas, director of Lifetime Movies.
“Jackie relocates to a small picturesque Alaskan town and begins to work at a local, independent newspaper that is for sale and which just happens to have a handsome owner, Finn (played by country singer Rob Mayes),” Vyas wrote in an email to the Deseret News.
The up-and-coming journalist helps to make the paper profitable again and finds romance along the way, according to Vyas.
“When old boss Melanie finds out about the paper’s newfound success, she heads to Alaska to attempt another takeover,” Vyas said. “This time, Jackie will need a Christmas miracle to save the newspaper!”
Osmond said on Twitter she can’t wait for everyone to see the film.
“Put it on your calendars everyone,” Osmond wrote in the tweet. “Sunday, November 15th at 8/7c!”
“The Christmas Edition” is Osmond’s second holiday movie for Lifetime after another she starred in last year called “The Road Home for Christmas.” She played Cassie, a Nashville country singer, in the film about two dueling pianists, played by Mayes and Marla Sokoloff, who travel together to their hometowns on Christmas Eve after finding themselves without a gig.
The film will premiere Sunday at 6 p.m. on Lifetime.