‘The Wrong Crush’: Meet the Cast of Lifetime’s New Movie

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Victoria Konefal in The Wrong Crush.

The newest Lifetime movie is another addition to the network’s long-running “wrong” series. There’s been wrong students, wrong children, wrong roommates and now The Wrong Crush. The new film about a high school track star who becomes the object of a disturbed colleague’s affections debuts on July 2, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Read on for a preview and to meet the cast.

In the movie, Amelia (Victoria Konefal) tries to put her put her troublesome past behind her by dedicating herself to becoming a high school track star. She’s also committed to her boyfriend and hopes that this helps save her relationship with her mother. But when a new student transfers to her high school, her life is in danger. The new student develops a dangerous obsession (are there any good obsessions in Lifetime movies?) with Amelia. She now has to juggle with this dangerous student and the resurrection of her past drug use.

The Wrong Crush was directed by David DeCoteau, who has over 130 directing credits to his name. His recent credits include The Wrong Student, Deadly Lessons, A Husband For Christmas and 666: Teen Werewolf. Writer Matthew Jason Walsh also wrote The Wrong Student, as well as The Wrong Child, The Wrong Roommate, Seven Dorms of Death and 3 Scream Queens.

Meet the main cast of The Wrong Crush.


Vivica A. Fox as Gwen

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GettyVivica A. Fox in February 2017.

Vivica A. Fox recently appeared on Lifetime in The Wrong Student and last year’s The Wrong Child. She’s best known for her role as Vernita Green in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill movies. She also played Jasmine in the Independence Day movies. Other recent credits include Empire, Illicit, A Husband For Christmas, Summer in the City and Carter High. You can follow her on Twitter here.


Ricardo Hoyos as Jake

Ricard Hoyos plays the villain Jake in The Wrong Crush. He stars as Zig Novak in Degrassi: The Next Generation, Degrassi: Next Class, Degrassi TV
and Degrassi: Minis. He recently had roles in The Belko Experiment and Sadie’s Last Days on Earth. You can follow him on Twitter here and Instagram here. He’s dating fellow Degrassi star Annie Clark.


Lesli Kay as Tracy

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GettyLesli Kay in 2012.

Lesli Kay plays Amelia’s mom in The Wrong Crush. She’s best known for her roles in soap operas. She played Felicia Forrester on The Bold and The Beautiful from 2005 to 2016 and Molly Conlan on As The World Turns from 1998 to 2010. She also played Felicia on The Young and the Restless in 2008 and Lois Cerullo in General Hospital from 2004 to 2005. She also appeared in the TV movies The Good Mother and Dirty Teacher. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram.


Victoria Konefal as Amelia

Victoria Konefal is likely hoping that The Wrong Crush is a breakthrough for her career. It’s among her first credits. She also starred in last year’s Forgetting Sandy Glass and is finishing work on the movies Fog City and Deadly Exchange. She was also in an episode of Modern Family in 2016. You can follow her on Twitter here and Instagram here.


PREMIERE DATE: Sunday, July 2, 2017

TIME: 8 p.m. ET

OTHER AIRINGS:
Monday, July 3 at 12:02 a.m. ET
Tuesday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday, July 5 at 12:00 a.m. ET

CHANNEL: Lifetime (To find out what channel Lifetime is for you, click here to go to TVGuide.com and change your provider under “TV Listings.”)

PLOT: “A high-school-track star with a troubled past meets a new admirer who is a recent transfer student. Despite making it clear that she is in a committed relationship, this new stranger is constantly bumping into her and tries to seduce her.”

CREDITS:
Directed by David DeCoteau
Written by Matthew Jason Walsh
Executive Producers: Barry Barnholtz, Zelma Kiwi, Jeffrey Schenck
Producers: Charles Arthur Berg, David DeCoteau, Vivica A. Fox
Co-Producer: Peter Sullivan
Production Companies: Hybrid, Filmlook Media & Post