‘Newlywed And Dead’: Lifetime Movie — Ski Resort Owner Is ‘Young, Rich, And Desperate’ In New Thriller, Starring Shenae Grimes-Beech, Christopher Russell

Newlywed and Dead is a riveting new movie set to debut this Saturday on Lifetime Television. Directed by Penelope Buitenhuis and written by Linda J. Cowgill and Rhys Davies, Newlywed and Dead is also known as Young, Rich & Desperate. The thrilling television movie stars, Christopher Russell as Jay Morgan, Shenae Grimes-Beech as Kristen Ward, James Kirk as Gus Hoffman, Christian Sloan as Mark Adams, William Dickinson as Young Jay (as Liam Dickinson) Samantha Ferris as Annie Ward, Venus Terzo as Barbara Morgan, Brent Stait as Bob Sloan, Lindsay Navarro as Caitlyn Ward, Laci J Mailey as Ashley Brown, Forbes Angus as Sheriff Williamson, Jordana Largy as Young Barbara Morgan, Kiefer O’Reilly as Young Jay Morgan, and Ruven Klausner as Randall, according to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).

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Newlywed And Dead: Lifetime Movie — Our Synopsis

Kristin is on cloud nine after meeting the handsome Jay Morgan, the owner of the Paradise Mountain Lodge — an upscale ski resort in town. After a very short courtship, Jay asks Kristin to marry him, and the couple has a beautiful wedding to finalize their undying love for each other. Although her friends and family members want to be supportive, they can’t help but wonder why Kristin decided to marry Jay so fast without knowing very much about him. Kristin tries to ease their concerns by letting them know that she knows everything she needs to about Jay.

This line of thinking appears to be true until she settles into married life with Jay and finds out that he is completely different than what she believed about him. Jay turns out to be a controlling, angry, and aggressive husband who demands that she is a “good wife” who knows how to play her role.

Kristin soon learns from Jay’s aunt that she is the spitting image of Jay’s dead mother who died mysteriously when he was just a child. Now, she realizes that she is just a fill in and that Jay doesn’t really love her.

Curious about his past, Kristin starts to do her own investigating, where she finds out that Jay’s previous fiancee, Ashley, was seriously injured in a ski accident. Then, when his aunt and rival is found murdered, Kristin is convinced that Jay is the killer and may be responsible for the death of his own mother, making her fearful that she might be his next unfortunate victim. Will Kristin be able to get out of this alive or will she end up newly wed — and dead.

About The Cast Of Newlywed And Dead On Lifetime


Actress Shenae Grimes-Beech (Hallmark Channel)

“Shenae Grimes-Beech is a Canadian actress. She portrayed the role of Annie Wilson on ‘90210,’ a spin-off of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210.’ Prior to that she played Darcy Edwards on ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation.’ Amidst work on those two series for a consecutive run of ten years, Grimes-Beech guest appeared on other television series, starred in independent films, interned at fashion companies in New York and made a cameo appearance in ‘Scream 4.’ Grimes-Beech has continued to pursue her passion for the fashion industry while starring in ‘POPSUGAR Now’ as co-anchor.”


Actor Christopher Russell (Hallmark Channel)

“Christopher Russell is a first generation Canadian born to British parents. His first role as an actor was portraying Mary and Joseph’s donkey in his pre-school production of ‘The Nativity Story,’ for which he received rave reviews. Russell recently filmed the lead role of Madison in ABC Family’s pilot ‘Gorgeous Morons.’ His numerous television credits prior to that include guest star and recurring appearances on ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,’ ‘Men in Trees’ with Anne Heche, ‘Flashpoint,’ ‘The Listener,’ and ‘Murdoch Mysteries.'”

The Lifetime movie Newlywed and Dead is produced and distributed by Reel One Entertainment and Young Rich Productions 2. It was filmed in Canada. Executive producers on Newlywed and Dead are Tom Berry, David DeCrane, and Gilles LaPlante.

Be sure to watch Newlywed and Dead (aka Young, Rich & Desperate) this Saturday, July 2 at 8/7 p.m. Central on Lifetime.

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