‘Unleashing Mr. Darcy’: Hallmark’s Romantic Movie To Be A Hit With Dog, Animal Lovers, Stars Cindy Busby

Unleashing Mr. Darcy is a enchanting new Hallmark channel movie that is coming to you on tonight. Based on Teri Wilson’s book by the same title, Unleashing Mr. Darcy is a romantic flick about a woman who enters her dog into a canine contest, which puts her in the path of a handsome but snobby judge to whom she becomes mutually attracted. The latest Hallmark film is directed by David Winning, and the screenplay was written by Teena Booth. It stars Cindy Busby as Elizabeth Scott, Ryan Paevey as Donovan Darcy, Frances Fisher as Violet Darcy, Elizabeth McLaughlin as Gabrielle Barrow, Tammy Gillis as Jenna Scott, and Sarah Desjardins as Zara Darcy, according to TV Ruckus.

Unleashing Mr. Darcy Hallmark movie synopsis

Hallmark’s Unleashing Mr. Darcy follows the beautiful Elizabeth Scott— a feisty teacher who is looking to re-direct her life, since she has temporarily lost her teaching job over a dispute with the school administration. Entering her beloved dog, Bliss, into a prestigious dog competition seems like just the right activity to keep her distracted. What she doesn’t count on is bumping heads with a handsome but arrogant male judge named Donovan Darcy who happens to be a snobby billionaire who knows his stuff when it comes to dog breeding.

Like two bullhorns ramming against each other, Elizabeth and Darcy just can’t seem to get along, which seems to be the perfect formula for disaster. However, it won’t take long before Mr. Darcy actually decides that he doesn’t want to put a muzzle on Elizabeth. Instead, he’s quite turned on by her irritable personality. After observing Darcy’s flirtations, she starts to see Donovan Darcy in a different light, as he transforms from a snooty money-making dog breeder to the Prince Charming that she’s been long awaiting.

Unleashing Mr. Darcy was filmed in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. The fang-inspired feature is executive produced by Sydell Albert and Howard Braunstein. You’ll also hear music by Jeff Toyne and Melissa R. Kaplan in the Hallmark movie. A true dog lovers movie, Unleashing Mr. Darcy is sure to be a hit among die-hard romantics and animal lovers.

Below you’ll find some information about the cast of Unleashing Mr. Darcy, as described at the Hallmark Channel.

Actress Cindy Busby

“Busby notes her first passion in the business was theater and she honed her acting skills on the stage while in school. In 2005, she crossed into television and film and was given her first lead in the story of the Canadian medical hero Norman Bethune in the television series ‘Bethune,’ which filmed in rural China for two and a half months and attracted several million viewers. In 2006, Busby played a supporting lead in the Lifetime original film ‘A Life Interrupted’ opposite Lea Thompson and also landed a series regular role on the series ‘Heartland.'”

Actress Frances Fisher

“Fisher has appeared in the television movies ‘Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter,’ in which she starred as Lucille Ball, ‘The Audrey Hepburn Story,’ ‘Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis,’ Hallmark Channel’s ‘The Seven Year Hitch,’ ‘The Makeover,’ ‘Portrait of Love,’ ‘Cold Sassy Tree,’ ‘Sudie & Simpson.'”

The movie, Unleashing Mr. Darcy, definitely makes you think about the strong connection that dog owners have with their pets, and there is a reason for that connection, according to a scientific study that was published at Health. It seems that when an owner looks into his dog’s eyes, they get the same warm and cozy feeling that a new parent would experience upon looking into the eyes of their newborn. Also, just like in the movie, there are many dog owners who enjoy entering their pets in dog competitions around the world.

The Hallmark Channel is good about making television movies that really connect with the audience on an emotional level. For every season, Hallmark gives us a reason to tune in on a weekly basis. Some other classic dog lover movies include, 1989’s Turner & Hooch, 1992’s Beethoven, and 2009’s My Dog Tulip. Mark your calendars and tune in for Unleashing Mr. Darcy on Saturday January 23 at 9/8 central on the Hallmark Channel.

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