'Kidnapped in Paradise': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Lifetime film

The film sees a woman forced to face family secrets when her daughter goes missing on a vacation on a tropical island


                            'Kidnapped in Paradise': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Lifetime film
Claire van der Boom and Todd Lasance in 'Kidnapped in Paradise' (Lifetime)

Not to be confused with the 1999 movie of the same name, Lifetime's 'Kidnapped in Paradise' is an Australian film directed by Vic Sarin. It sees a couple face their worst nightmare while out on vacation in the Gold Coast of Australia. We take a look at the plot, cast, release date, and everything else you need to know about the Lifetime drama.

Release date

'Kidnapped in Paradise' is releasing on January 2, 2021.

Plot

The film is also listed as simply 'Kidnapped', to avoid confusion with 1999's 'Kidnapped in Paradise.' The film is a story of family secrets, danger, and lies. According to the Lifetime movie channel's synopsis, "Savannah Duke-Morgan realizes her lifetime dream to bring her husband Brad and her five-year-old daughter Aria back to her birthplace on the Gold Coast of Australia until it turns into her worst nightmare when Aria goes missing from the resort’s Kidz Klub. The needle of suspicion points everywhere, but ultimately the dangerous, heart-pounding race to find the little girl alive culminates in the discovery that Savannah has a secret half-sister."

Cast

Claire van der Boom

Actress Claire van der Boom arrives at the 25th Film Independent's Spirit Awards held at Nokia Event Deck at L.A. Live on March 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Claire van der Boom stars as Savannah Duke-Morgan, whose family secrets lie at the heart of this film. She is an Australian actress who made her film debut in 2008, with 'The Square.' Since then, she has appeared in a number of films and television shows in both Australia and in Hollywood. She is best known for her roles on 'The Pacific', 'Hawaii-Five-O' and 'Game of Silence'.

Todd Lasance

Todd Lasance in 'Spartacus' (Starz)

Todd Lasance play Brad, Savannah's husband, who will do everything he can to get his daughter back and his family off the island alive. Lasance is best known for his role as Julius Caesar on 'Spartacus', but he's also appeared in 'Cloudstreet', 'Home and Away', and will be appearing in the upcoming Tom Clancy-based film, 'Tom Clancy's Without Remorse.' 

Melina Vidler

Melina Vidler attends the 2019 AACTA Awards Presented by Foxtel at The Star on December 04, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for AFI)

Melina Vidler Plays Jane. She is best known for her roles on '800 Words', 'Summer Night' and 'Reef Break'.

Creators

The film is written by Shanrah Wakefield and directed by Vic Sarin. The film is structured as an unofficial Australia-Canada co-production, involving Brisbane-based Steve Jaggi Company and Canada’s Sepia Films. Production is by Steve Jaggi, Spencer McLaren, Kim C. Roberts and Tina Pehme, with Kelly Son Hing and Kylie Pascoe co-producing. Sheri Singer and Lee Matthews are executive producers and Sophie Tilson is production executive.

Trailer

There is no trailer yet released for 'Kidnapped in Paradise'. 

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