American Idol season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina will star in an upcoming Hallmark channel movie.
According to Deadline, the network will launch its 2021 Fall Harvest programming event with Roadhouse Romance, a new romantic comedy starring Lauren and Tyler Hynes (It Was Always You).
Set to premiere Saturday, September 11 at 9 pm. ET/PT, Roadhouse Romance follows Lieutenant Callie Jackson (Alaina) who returns home after a military tour, expecting everything to pick up right where she left it. To her dismay, her late Grandfather’s BBQ is struggling, and her high school sweetheart has moved on. She has a run-in with Luke (Hynes), a TV director passing through town, who teachers her that sometimes it’s best to look forward instead of looking back.
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Paul Ziller (Ruby Herring Mysteries) directs and Sally Robinson (Steel Magnolias) penned the script.
Lauren will perform brand-new new songs “Run” and “What Do You Think Of,” in the movie. Both tunes are from the country singer’s upcoming album.
The Dancing with the Stars alum is no stranger to acting. She starred in the independent movie Road Less Traveled back in 2017.
Hynes’ recent credits include Sweet Carolina, Letterkenny, On the 12th Date of Christmas, Winter in Vail and The Mistletoe Secret, UnREAL, 19-2, Valemont and The Firm.
HallMARK your calendars. My movie with @hallmarkchannel comes out September 11th #SurpriseNumberOne ? pic.twitter.com/YAEAaUt2ZE
— Lauren Alaina (@Lauren_Alaina) June 14, 2021