Renée Zellweger Partners with Lifetime


LOS ANGELES: Lifetime and award-winning actress and producer Renée Zellweger are developing the drama series Cinnamon Girl.

Cinnamon Girl is the story of four girls who come of age during a revolution in the late-1960s/early-1970s. It was created by Zellweger and Anthony Tambakis (Warrior), who will co-write the story, and Zellweger, Tambakis and Gavin O’Connor (Warrior, Pride and Glory) are to executive produce.

In 2008, Zellweger also partnered with Lifetime on the original movie Living Proof, the true story of UCLA Dr. Dennis Slamon, who helped develop the breast cancer drug Herceptin. Recently, the network also entered into a multi-project development deal with Demi Moore for scripted dramas and the upcoming all-new interview series The Conversation, hosted by Amanda de Cadenet.

“Renée’s passion, clarity of character and deep emotion for this project immediately transported us to the late ’60s/early ’70s and created a resonance with us wanting to relive that energy,” said Nancy Dubuc, the president and general manager of Lifetime Networks. “Cinnamon Girl is a game changer for our network and is exactly the type of show we want to deliver.”

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Nancy Dubuc and Rob Sharenow, who share our enthusiasm and creative intentions, and we believe the timing is perfect for Cinnamon Girl to have found a home at Lifetime during this transformative juncture at the network,” said Zellweger. “We’re really looking forward to making Cinnamon Girl come to life as part of their campaign to expand audience expectations and redefine what it means to be a Lifetime show.”