Heather Locklear and Johnathon Schaech to Star in 'Angels Fall,' Third of Four Nora Roberts Best-Selling Novels Adapted Into Lifetime Original Movies Airing in February 2007
Mandalay Television and Stephanie Germain Productions Executive Produce
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 -- Heather Locklear ("Spin City,"
"Melrose Place") and Johnathon Schaech ("That Thing You Do!") will star in
the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie "Angels Fall," based on popular author
Nora Roberts' most recent #1 New York Times best-seller, it was announced
today by Libby Beers, Vice President, Original Movies. "Angels Fall" tells
the story of a woman who is the sole survivor of a restaurant massacre, now
trying to rebuild her life, only to find herself in the middle of a murder
mystery once again. "Angels Fall" will premiere in February 2007 on
"We think the popularity of Heather Locklear and Johnathon Schaech and
the success Nora Roberts' has had with Angels Fall is a winning
combination. We're excited to have these two gifted actors on Lifetime, and
look forward to a movie audiences are sure to enjoy," said Beers.
Peter Guber, Stephanie Germain and Peter Strauss are the executive
producers of "Angels Fall." Principal photography has been completed on the
following Lifetime movies based on Nora Roberts books including: "Carolina
Moon" starring Claire Forlani, Oliver Hudson and Jacqueline Bisset, and on
"Montana Sky" starring John Corbett, Ashley Williams, Charlotte Ross and
Diane Ladd. "Blue Smoke" is the last Nora Roberts film currently in
pre-production, also airing in February 2007.
In "Angels Fall," Reece Gilmore (Locklear) has been aimlessly driving
cross-country, slowly putting her life back together after a traumatic
incident at the Boston restaurant where she worked. When her car breaks
down in a picturesque Wyoming town, she takes a job in a local diner
intending to earn just enough money to move on.
As she gets to know the residents of the town, including the handsome,
mysterious Brody (Schaech), she begins to feel that she may have found a
safe place to call home. However, just as Reece is starting to feel
comfortable, she believes she witnesses a murder. The police can find no
evidence to validate her story and immediately afterward, strange events
begin to occur that make Reece question her own sanity and fear for her
Best known for creating some of television's most memorable characters,
four-time Golden Globe nominee Heather Locklear has enjoyed a prolific
career in both television and film. In 2005, Locklear starred with Hilary
Duff and Chris Noth in Universal's "The Perfect Man." Recently she was
featured in MGM's "Uptown Girls" and in Warner Bros.' "Looney Tunes: Back
in Action." Locklear's television credits include "Spin City," "Melrose
Place," "Dynasty," "T.J. Hooker," the HBO thriller "Double Tap," the NBC
telefilm "Shattered Mind," and the ABC miniseries "Texas Justice." Locklear
began her acting career while attending UCLA.
Locklear is repped by ICM, Marc Gurvitz and attorney Jerry Edelstein.
Johnathon Schaech was most recently seen in "Roadhouse 2: Last Call."
He just completed production on the feature film "The Living Hell" and will
next be seen in the independent features "Little Chenier" and "Sea of
Dreams." His other film credits include "That Thing You Do!," "Hush,"
"Finding Graceland," "How to Make an American Quilt," "Poison Ivy II," "The
Forsaken," "The Webbers," "The Doom Generation" and "Splendor." Schaech
guest-starred in the television series "Models, Inc." and "Time of Your
Life." He also starred in TNT's original biopic "Houdini."
Schaech is repped by The Gersh Agency, manager Eli Selden of Anonymous
Content and attorney Jason Hendler at Hanson, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman,
Newman, Warren, and Richman, LLP.
Since publishing her first novel in 1981, Roberts has gone on to become
a #1 New York Times best-selling sensation. With more than 295 million
books in print, Roberts' novels have spent a combined 102 weeks at the #1
spot on the coveted New York Times best-seller list. Angels Fall was
published by Penguin Putnam in July, debuted at #1 on the list and spent
two weeks in the top position.
"Angels Fall" is produced by Mandalay Television and Stephanie Germain
Productions for Lifetime Television. Peter Guber ("Rainman," "Batman," "The
Color Purple," "The Jacket"), Stephanie Germain (Lifetime's "Gracie's
Choice," "The Day After Tomorrow") and Peter Strauss ("The Jacket") are the
executive producers. Janet Brownell ("Eloise at the Plaza," "Once Upon a
Mattress") wrote the teleplay and Ralph Hemeker (Lifetime's "Fatal Desire"
and "Haunting Sarah") will direct.
Mandalay Television has achieved great success in series, made-for-
television movies and miniseries. Mandalay movies and miniseries have
produced some of the strongest ratings of all time, including Dean Koontz's
"Intensity," a four-hour miniseries based on the best-seller by Dean Koontz
- the highest rated miniseries ever on Fox; "First Daughter," a two-hour
original movie starring Mariel Hemingway for TBS which was the highest
rated basic cable movie in history and spawned two sequels: "First Target"
and "First Shot"; "Blood Crime," which launched USA's Crime Friday and was
the highest rated original program for the network in 2002; and "The Linda
McCartney Story." Mandalay is currently in production on "Brotherhood," the
critically acclaimed series for Showtime.
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