Cindy Busby will star in the new Hallmark movie Love in Zion National: A National Park Romance. In the film, she plays Lauren, a museum curator who is in a race to find a treasured Anasazi vase.
In a Facebook Live appearance to promote the movie, Busby talked about special the park is to Lauren, who spent a lot of time there with her mother when she was growing up.
“Zion holds a very special place in Lauren’s heart,” Busby said. “She knows that this adventure…would be something her mother would take to heart.”
New Hallmark movie
Love in Zion National is part of a series produced by Hallmark Channel to showcase the beauty of America’s national parks. Love in Glacier National, which starred Ashley Newbrough and Stephen Huszar, premiered earlier this year.
In Love in Zion National, Busby plays Lauren, the assistant curator at the Denver Museum of Natural History. She is thrilled when the museum receives a donation from a wealthy benefactor of three Anasazi wedding vases. However, the benefactor’s nephew (played by Bourke Floyd) is challenging the donation, saying the valuable pieces should stay in his family’s collection.
Lauren develops a theory that there is a fourth vase and becomes determined to track it down so that the entire set can be returned to the Pueblo Nation.
In her Facebook Live appearance, Busby talked about how confident Lauren is that she can find her way around the park. But that confidence is misplaced and she soon finds herself lost.
She is found by park ranger and native Puebloan Adam Proudstar (played by David Gridley). Though at first he is skeptical about her motives for finding the vase, he soon begins to trust her motives. He even introduces her to his grandmother, who grew up in the park and knows where to look for the vase.
About the cast
Cindy Busby is a Hallmark fan favorite, having appeared in two different series for the network: Cedar Cove (as Rebecca Jennings) and When Calls the Heart (as Marlise Bennett). She has also starred in the Hallmark movies A Godwink Christmas: Meant For Love, Heart of Down Under, Wedding March 5: My Boyfriend’s Back, Chasing Waterfalls, Romance in the Air, and Marry Me in Yosemite. She also starred in Joy for Christmas, which premiered on Great American Family (the new network started by former Hallmark CEO Bill Abbott) in December 2021.
David Gridley starred in the movie The DUFF (2015) and appeared on the TV shows Pretty Smart, The Last Ship, and Team Kaylie.
In a recent interview, he talked about how much fun it was to shoot Love in Zion National: A National Park Romance.
“One of the big things that got me excited about the movie was the fact that it was shooting in Zion,” he told the website Just Jared. “I’d never been to that part of the country before, so that was a big, big draw for me. Then just being part of telling the history of the Anasazi people and being able to do research on that to understand their lifestyle.”
Love in Zion National: A National Park Romance will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, May 20 at 8/7c.