Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez will star in the ABC Family original movie Holidays in Handcuffs.
Hart will play Trudie, a would-be painter stuck working as a waitress. After blowing an interview at a "real" job--disappointing her parents yet again--and getting dumped by her boyfriend, Trudie suffers a nervous breakdown.
Stressed with having to go home alone for the holidays, she kidnaps a customer, Clay Martin (Lopez), whom she plans to bring home for Christmas and introduce him to the family as "the One."
Holidays is set to begin principal photography this month in Calgary. Ron Underwood (City Slickers) is directing. It is scheduled to air in December as part of ABC Family's annual 25 Days of Christmas programming event.
Hart is best known for playing the title role on ABC/WB Network's Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Lopez recently appeared on ABC's Dancing With the Stars.Read more