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‘Taking a Shot at Love’: Cast, Plot, Preview, & More on the New 2021 Hallmark Movie

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Christmas may be over, but Hallmark Channel‘s not done rolling out new holiday movies! Taking a Shot at Love is their newest flick, which is a part of their “New Year, New Movies” event, so it’s the perfect way to kick off 2021. If you want to learn more about the movie, including who’s in the cast, what it’s about, and even get a sneak peek, keep reading below!

Taking a Shot at Love Cast + Plot

Taking a Shot at Love centers around hockey star Ryan Cooper (Luke MacFarlane), who suffered an injury and has to recover using ballet as therapy. Professional dancer Jenna (Alexa PenaVega) is the one to coach him through, and as the two spend time together, they form a connection. But, when Ryan’s due to return to his NHL career and leave Jenna back in Connecticut, they have to decide if the paths they’re taking are the right ones.

Luke MacFarlane is a Canadian actor known for his roles on the TV series Brothers & Sisters and Killjoys; not to mention, a number of Hallmark Channel original movies. His most recent ones include: A Valentine’s Match with Bethany Joy Lenz and Chateau Christmas alongside Merritt Patterson.

Alexa PenaVega is probably best known for portraying Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids quadrilogy. She’s also appeared on The Tomorrow People, Nashville, and Dancing with the Stars. She’s been married to Big Time Rush‘s Carlos Pena since 2014. They have two kids together, and just announced a third on the way!

Any other details?

Ahead of the premiere, Hallmark has released an extended preview of Taking a Shot at Love, which you can see below:

Alexa PenaVega posted to her Instagram about the movie, saying she’s “so excited” for everyone to see it. Her post features a few more stills from the film, so be sure to check it out below.

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If you want even more behind the scenes content, Hallmark uploaded an “on location” video, featuring Alexa and Luke as they take fans through certain scenes in Vancouver. While Luke is a hockey fan, he’s never played before; Alexa wasn’t familiar with hockey in the slightest, and it was her first time in a rink for the movie!

Photos from Taking a Shot at Love on Hallmark

Be sure to tune in to the premiere of Taking a Shot at Love on Saturday January 2, 2021 at 9/8 c, only on Hallmark Channel.


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