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Lifetime Orders Movies from Author Jane Green


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Lifetime has greenlit a trio of feature movies based on novels written by international best-selling author Jane Green for a 2019 programming event.

The first film in the series, Tempting Fate, will star Alyssa Milano (Insatiable, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later). It will be executive produced by Green, Kim Raver (Grey’s Anatomy) and Manu Boyer (To Whom It May Concern). Tempting Fate marks Raver’s directorial debut with Boyer. The script was written by Jennifer Maisel (Lost Boy).

In addition to Green, Raver and Boyer, Dave Fleming and Shane Salerno will executive produce the trio of movies that will all debut on Lifetime next year. Jocelyn Freid (Seeds of Yesterday) and Kara Feifer (Time of Your Life) are also executive producers on Tempting Fate. The other movies in the trio are To Have and to Hold and Family Pictures.

“Jane Green’s novels are addictive, fun, juicy and wise—just like a great Lifetime Movie—so to bring the two genres together is incredibly thrilling,” said Tanya Lopez, the executive VP of movies, limited series and original movie acquisitions, Lifetime and LMN. “With Kim set to direct and Alyssa as the star to kick off the first of the series by Jane, it is the perfect trifecta.”

“Having been a massive fan of Jane’s books, it’s a dream come true for me and my producing partners to be able to bring these powerful female-centric stories to fruition at Lifetime!” added Raver. “I’m incredibly grateful to Tanya for championing this trilogy for us and giving me the opportunity to have my directorial debut!”



About Sara Alessi

Sara Alessi is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at salessi@worldscreen.com.

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