VIDEO PHOTOS Lifetime to premiere movie Expecting Amish July 19

Expecting Amish AJ Michalka

As odd as it may seem, the Amish are just about the hottest commodity on television right now, and Lifetime looks to get in on the action with the movie Expecting Amish premiering July 19.

The movie tells the story of an 18-year-old Amish girl named Hannah Yoder (above — played by AJ Michalka) who heads to Hollywood for Rumspringa and finds love (and apparently a dash of lust) there with a DJ named Josh (played by Jesse McCartney). When Hannah returns home to inform her family she plans on leaving, she finds out she has even more shocking news — she’s pregnant!

Expecting Amish Jesse McCartney and AJ Michalka
^ Hannah (Michalka) and Josh (McCartney) having a Rumspringa fling

Here’s an extended preview trailer in the form of a montage video posted on director Richard Gabai’s website:

There are some scenes with Hannah and her friends in Hollywood from the clip that look straight out of Breaking Amish: LA, only with much better acting. 😉 And speaking of which, I LOVE this photo of what I assume is the Rumspringa posse arriving in Hollywood:

Expecting Amish Lifetime movie Hollywood

Here are some more promotional photos from the movie as well as Lifetime’s official synopsis:

Expecting Amish AJ Michalka as Hannah Yoder

18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult – which means baptism into the Church, and marriage to her boyfriend Samuel. But her friends convince her to go on Rumspringa in Hollywood where she wears jeans and makeup for the first time and begins to think for herself, making her own decisions. She meets Josh, a DJ, and the two click instantly becoming inseparable. On their last night together, Hannah confides that she doesn’t want to be baptized and wants to stay in LA – but she has to go home to tell her family. When she returns to Amish country, Hannah learns she is pregnant and must make the painful choice of staying with Samuel and raising the baby as his, or return to Josh and risk being shunned forever!

Expecting Amish Lifetime movie starring AJ Michalka

Expecting Amish Lifetime movie photo

Expecting Amish premieres Saturday, July 19, at 8/7c on Lifetime.

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