Nellie Andreeva

Lifetime has greenlighted to pilot American Housewife, a drama that has Melanie Griffith is negotiations to star as well as executive produce with husband/producing partner Antonio Banderas. The pilot, which David Slade (Eclipse) is in negotiations to direct, was written by Erik Jendresen (Band Of Brothers) based on an idea by him and Banderas. American Housewife, produced by Fox TV Studios, centers on a mother of two children who has conversations with her inner voice while dealing with one of her kids leaving home for college and the other remaining at home. In addition to Griffith, Banderas and Jendresen, the pilot will be executive produced by Jendresen’s producing partner Ray Ricord. Banderas worked with Jendresen on the Tony Krantz-directed movie The Big Bang, which Jendresen wrote and produced and Banderas starred in. The two are now collaborating on a new feature project, Solo.

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