WATCH | Mario Lopez to play Colonel Sanders in steamy new mini-movie

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Mario Lopez as Colonel Sanders.
Mario Lopez as Colonel Sanders.
Screengrab: YouTube/Lifetime

Another thing to add to the 'we didn't see this coming' list of 2020 is a KFC inspired movie. 

Yes, you read that right; Kentucky Fried Chicken has partnered with Lifetime for a 15-minute short film titled, A Recipe for Seduction.

A silver fox, Mario Lopez, plays Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of the popular chain restaurant. And if you're wondering if it's real the channel tweeted: "It's real! @MarioLopezviva is Colonel Sanders."

According to a press statement the movie is "full of mystery, suspense, deception, 'fowl' play and at the heart of it all... love and fried chicken", reports CNN.

A zinger steamy holiday affair, the film centres on a young heiress whose mother has chosen a suitor for her. When a handsome young chef, with a secret fried chicken recipe and dream, arrives, the mother's plan unravels.


The film premieres in the US on Sunday 13 December via the channel's website and app.

Now, would you like some mash and gravy with that too?

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