Hallmark sets two originals

Telefilms feature Ryan Merriman, Dean Cain

The Hallmark Channel has wrapped production on two new original movies: "Elevator Girl," starring Ryan Merriman and Lacey Chabert, and "The Three Gifts," headlined by Dean Cain, Jean Louisa Kelly, Mimi Kennedy and Reginald VelJohnson.

"Elevator," from Larry Levinson Prods., revolves around two strangers -- a hot-shot lawyer (Merriman) and a free-spirited artist (Chabert) -- whose instant connection when they are stuck in an elevator sparks an unexpected romance.

Larry Levinson executive produces the movie, written by Jennifer Notas and directed by Bradford May. It is slated to premiere in 2010.

"Three Gifts," from LG Films Prods. and Larry Levinson Prods., centers on a childless couple (Cain, Kelly) who take in three orphan boys to spend Christmas with them and end up trying to adopt them.

The movie, written by Donald Martin and Mitchell Gabourie and directed by Dave S. Cass, will air in December. Levinson is the exec producer.
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