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Lifetime Movie "Wally Lamb's Wishin' and Hopin'" Premieres December 6, With Narration by Chevy Chase and Starring Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald stars in Wally Lamb's Wishin' and Hopin'. Photo by Pietro Camardella Copyright 2014
Lifetime original movie Wally Lamb's Wishin' and Hopin' premieres Saturday, December 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Based on the New York Times best-selling Christmas novel by Wally Lamb comes the new Christmas classic, starring Molly Ringwald and featuring narration by Chevy Chase as the narrator.

Camila Banus, Wyatt Ralff and Sosie Bacon. Photo by Pietro
Camardella Copyright 2014
Set in 1960s, Wishin' and Hopin' is the story of 10-year-old Felix Funicello (Wyatt Ralff, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby), doing his best to navigate fifth grade at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parochial School. His father (Danny Nucci, The Fosters) runs the local diner, and their family's claim to fame is their cousin Annette Funicello (Krysta Rodriguez, Smash), the famous teen star and Mouseketeer. With the dreaded Christmas pageant on the horizon, the holiday season gets even more exciting with the sudden arrivals of a substitute teacher (Ringwald) and the feisty Russian student Zhenya, promising to be one Christmas Felix will never forget.



The cast includes Meat Loaf (Fight Club), Annabella Sciorra (CSI), Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live), Conchata Ferrell (Two and a Half Men) and Camila Banus (Days of our Lives).

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