EXCLUSIVE: Jeanne Tripplehorn and Patricia Clarkson are set to star in the Lifetime original movie Project Five, an anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives, four of which are being directed by Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore and Patty Jenkins. Tripplehorn plays Pearl, the only character, an oncologist, who appears in all five segments. Her main film is directed by Jenkins. Clarkson will star in the segment directed by Aniston. Project Five, from Sony TV and exec producers Aniston, Marta Kauffman, Paula Wagner, Kristin Hahn, Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri, is slated to air in October, which is breast cancer awareness month.
CABLE MOVIE NEWS: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Patricia Clarkson To Star In Lifetime’s ‘Project 5′, Hallmark Casts Its Kate Middleton
With Lifetime well underway on their movie William & Kate, Hallmark Channel is prepping its own telefilm about the photogenic future royal couple. The cable channel announced it will soon go into production on William & Kate: A Royal Love Story for an August 13 premiere. The Hallmark movie was written by and is executive produced by Emmy-winning producer Linda Yellen, who also exec produced the hugely popular telefilm The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana, about the once-fairytale love story of Prince William’s parents. “While biographical, the film is a love story with an inside look at the nuances of a modern monarchy,” Hallmark’s SVP original programming Barbara Fisher said.
Lifetime’s William & Kate, which stars Nico Evers-Swindell as Prince William and Camilla Luddington as Kate Middleton, is already in production for a premiere targeted around the couple’s Royal Wedding on April 29.