By: Kat Harlton
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Jen Lilley (“Paris, Wine & Romance,” “Days of Our Lives”) and Christopher Russell “Van Helsing,” “UnREAL”) star in “Love Unleashed” a new, original movie premiering Saturday, July 6 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel.
About The Movie:
Owner of Puppy Party Playdates, Hailey (Lilley) brings puppy love to parties and finds homes for shelter dogs. Her life is full, except for romance, until she meets Ryan (Russell), whose daughter has her heart set on a dog…and fixing up her dad with Hailey. Although smitten, Ryan works for City Hall and is in favor of the plans to develop a retail project over the dog park Hailey’s petitioning for.
Realizing both their hearts are in the right place, Ryan hopes Hailey’s dog sanctuary can be realized elsewhere. In the meantime, Ryan and Hailey grow close as his daughter helps with the puppy parties. Meanwhile, her cranky neighbor has reported Hailey for running a business out of her home. Luckily, Ryan puts his best paw forward, housing the dogs, and helping at a puppy-packed engagement party. But later, while sharing a chemistry-filled dance, Ryan becomes distant and Hailey fears he isn’t ready for love.
Refocusing her efforts on funding her dog sanctuary, Hailey can’t help but question what’s going on when she’s asked to throw a last-minute puppy party that might result in a sanctuary for her furry friends, and a forever home for her heart.
“Love Unleashed” is from Novus Ordo Seclorum Entertainment in association with Johnson Production Group. The executive producers are Timothy O. Johnson and Michael Vickerman. The producer is Navid Soofi. Christie Will Wolf directed from her screenplay based on a story by Barbara Kymlicka.