EXCLUSIVE: Saturday Evening Stay alums Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer have teamed to jot down, govt produce and star in A Clüsterfünke Christmas, described as “a celebratory parody of the corny and ubiquitous conventional TV film vacation romance style.” Vella Lovell (Loopy Ex-Girlfriend), Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story) and Ryan McPartlin (L.A.’s Most interesting) additionally star within the MTV Leisure Studios film, which has began manufacturing in Vancouver with Anna Dokoza directing. This movie will premiere on one of many ViacomCBS platforms to be introduced later.
A Clüsterfünke Christmas follows Holly (Lovell), a go-getter actual property govt from New York Metropolis who heads on project to a small city to purchase up the quaint Clüsterfünke Inn and remodel it right into a mega-resort. First order of enterprise? She should persuade the inn’s spinster homeowners (Gasteyer and Dratch) to make the sale. However earlier than she will be able to, she meets their nephew Frank (Jackson), a sizzling hunk of smoldering woodsman. Will she return to her fast-paced metropolis life, stripping the city of its old-school charms? Or will she fall in love with Frank and discover the spirit of Christmas? What is going to she do? What. Will. She. Do.
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Dratch and Gasteyer govt produce with Danielle von Zerneck (Wishing Ground Movies); Jamie Goehring and Shawn Williamson (Lighthouse Photos); Meghan Hooper and Josh Van Houdt (MTV Leisure Studios)
“It appears like a Christmas miracle to work collectively to create the final word vacation TV film homage,” Dratch and Gasteyer stated. “We’re whipping up a punchy seasonal cocktail with insider perception from vacation movie vets Danielle von Zerneck and Michael Murray, the eager eye of Anna Dokoza, and brimming with ribbons, townsfolk, and tropes – all in opposition to the traditional festive backdrop of Vancouver in July!”
Fellow SNL alums Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig in 2015 teamed up for a parody/homage to a different TV film staple, the ripped-from-the-headlines movie, with Lifetime’s A Lethal Adoption.
MTVE Studios’ entered the burgeoning vacation film area final 12 months with Dashing in December, which aired on Paramount Community. The studio is ramping up its efforts this 12 months, with A Clüsterfünke Christmas the primary of a number of movies concentrating on the 2021 vacation season.
A Clüsterfünke Christmas is produced by MTV Leisure Studios, Lighthouse Photos and Wishing Ground Movies. Donny Hugo Herran is the chief in command of manufacturing:
Dratch is repped by CAA and Peikoff/Mahan; Gasteyer is repped by Gersh and Circle of Confusion; Dokoza is repped by CAA.