Amazon Freevee Secures First Original Holiday Film, "Hotel for the Holidays," Starring Madelaine Petsch and Mena Massoud
Created by Brad Krevoy of Motion Picture Corporation of America, the film will debut this holiday season
Photo Credit: Shane Mahood for Amazon Freevee
CULVER CITY, California - August 25, 2022 - Amazon Freevee announced today that its first Original holiday movie, Hotel for the Holidays, has cast Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale) and Mena Massoud (Aladdin) as the romantic leads. The film will debut this holiday season exclusively on Amazon Freevee in the U.S. and UK. First-look photos can be found here.
Hotel for the Holidays revolves around an ensemble of staff and guests at the charming Hotel Fontaine in New York City during Christmastime. Georgia (Petsch) is an ambitious young woman and the manager of the high-end hotel, which attracts guests of all kinds - including heartbroken singles, an infamous pop star, and a European ex-prince who recently abdicated his throne - all looking to escape from their everyday lives and come to the hotel as a sanctuary during the holiday season. Georgia's work and personal life become entangled when she is caught between the charming hotel chef Luke (Massoud) and the sophisticated ex-prince staying at the hotel. The storylines of Georgia and the hotel's eclectic guests twist, turn, and come together, as they unexpectedly find friendship, love, and inspiration.
The cast also includes Max Lloyd-Jones (The Book of Boba Fett) as Prince Raymond, Kayleigh Shikanai (American Gods) as Pandora, Jami Belushi (According to Jim) as Kiki, Neil Crone (It) as Milton, and Jayne Eastwood (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) as Florence.
Hotel for the Holidays is created by Brad Krevoy and executive produced by Krevoy, Lorenzo Nardini, and Amy Krell on behalf of the Motion Picture Corporation of America, along with producer David Anselmo, and executive producers Susie Belzberg Krevoy and Ernie Barbarash. The film is directed and executive produced by Ron Oliver, and written by Maggie Lane and Margarita Matthews.
Amazon Freevee uniquely offers premium Originals on a free streaming service, including the recently launched concert documentary Post Malone: Runaway, Greg Garcia's new comedy series Sprung, and the upcoming YA series High School, produced by Plan B Entertainment and Clea DuVall and based on Tegan and Sara Quin's memoir of the same name. Spanning drama and comedy, scripted and unscripted, additional Freevee Originals currently available include Bosch: Legacy, Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis, Love Accidentally, UNINTERRUPTED's Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers, Alex Rider, Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary, and many more. Additional upcoming Originals include new seasons of Emmy-winner Judy Justice and Leverage: Redemption, plus engaging competition series such as the family-friendly Play-Doh Squished and the cooking contest America's Test Kitchen: The Next Generation.
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About Motion Picture Corporation of America
MPCA has had success with other family-friendly Christmas fare such as Netflix's Princess Switch movies, starring Vanessa Hudgens, and Holiday in the Wild, starring Rob Lowe and Kristin Davis. Coming from MPCA this holiday season is Netflix's Falling for Christmas with Lindsay Lohan. They're also known for the long-running and highly-rated Hallmark Channel show When Calls The Heart.