Lifetime Passes On Renee Zellweger’s Pilot ‘Cinnamon Girl’

By | Friday February 15, 2013 @ 3:36pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Lifetime has decided not to go forward with Cinnamon Girl, its drama pilot co-created and executive produced by Renée Zellweger, which was set against the backdrop of the Los Angeles music and movie scenes of the late 1960s/early 1970s. It tells the story of four coming-of-age girls — Cassie (Allie MacDonald), Lola (Alexis Knapp), Junie (Brooke Anne Smith) and Lou (Jade Bartlett) — and explores their lives at the crossroads of the era’s political, artistic, social and sexual rebellions. Zellweger co-created Cinnamon Girl with Anthony Tambakis (Warrior), and the premise was a combination of Zellweger’s real-life journey from small-town Texas to Hollywood stardom and Tambakis’ lifelong fascination with the Laurel Canyon music scene and the New Hollywood, auteur-driven era that began in the late ’60s. Read More »

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Renee Zellweger’s Lifetime 1970s Drama Pilot ‘Cinnamon Girl’ Casts Its Leads

By | Friday September 14, 2012 @ 6:19pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Allie MacDonald (Score: A Hockey Musical), Alexis Knapp (Project X), Brooke Anne Smith, Jade Bartlett and Sebastian Piggott have been cast as the  the leads in Cinnamon Girl, Lifetime’s drama pilot co-created and executive produced by Renée Zellweger, which is set against the backdrop of the Los Angeles music and movie scenes of the late 1960s/early 1970s. It tells the story of four coming-of-age girls — Cassie (MacDonald), Lola (Knapp), Junie (Smith) and Lou (Bartlett) — and explores their lives at the crossroads of the era’s political, artistic, social and sexual rebellions. Read More »

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Lifetime Picks Up Renee Zellweger-Produced Drama ‘Cinnamon Girl’ To Pilot

By | Wednesday July 25, 2012 @ 9:46am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Renee Zellweger Cinnamon GirlLifetime has given Renée Zellweger‘s drama project Cinnamon Girl a pilot order. The period drama set against the backdrop of the Los Angeles music and movie scenes of the late 1960s/early 1970s was put on fast-track development by Lifetime in October when president Nancy Dubuc called it “a game changer” for the network. Oscar winner Zellweger co-created Cinnamon Girl with Anthony Tambakis (Warrior). The drama tells the story of four coming-of-age girls — Cassie, Lola, Junie and Lou — and explores their lives at the crossroads of the era’s political, artistic, social and sexual rebellions. The genesis of the idea is a combination of Zellweger’s real-life journey from small-town Texas to Hollywood stardom and Tambakis’ lifelong fascination with the Laurel Canyon music scene and the New Hollywood, auteur-driven era that began in the late ’60s. Zellweger and Tambakis will executive produce Cinnamon Girl with Gavin O’Connor, who co-wrote Warrior with Tambakis and directed the movie. CAA-repped Zellweger and Tambakis co-wrote the story, with Tambakis writing the script, O’Connor set to direct the pilot and Danny Bramson (Almost Famous) serving as producer and music supervisor. Read More »

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