LeAnn Rimes and Laura Bell Bundy are each set to star in a new CMT Original Movie.
CMT recently announced that it will be adding made-for-television movies to its programming lineup. The first two movies, to be released later this summer, will feature Rimes and Bundy.
“To The Mat,” (working title) stars Ricky Schroder (“24,” “NYPD Blue”) and Laura Bell Bundy. The movie tells the story of a laid-back ex-wrestler (Schroder) who’s trying to keep his family’s down-and-out southern wrestling school above water. When his mother hires an uptight Wall Street consultant from New York (Bell Bundy) to help get the books in order, these two opposites must find a way to get along and save the family business. Directed by Rob Iscove (“She’s All That”), “To The Mat” is currently in production and is set to premiere in August on CMT.
“Reel Love” stars LeAnn Rimes as a successful, big city girl who returns to her small town roots after a family emergency. Rimes’ character then embarks on a soulful, comedic journey to reconnect with family and friends and find meaningful romance along the way. Written by Sharon Weil Aaron and directed by Brian K. Roberts (“Everyone Loves Raymond”), “Reel Love” is set to begin production in late April and will premiere in September on CMT.
According to a press release, the network will focus primarily on romantic comedies and music-based films.