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[05/05/08 - 12:43 PM]
Academy Award Winner Jessica Lange, Emmy Award Winner Tammy Blanchard and Emmy and Golden Globe Award Nominee Jobeth Williams to Star in "Sybil," a New Movie to Be Broadcast Saturday, June 7 on the CBS Television Network
The original movie, based on the best-selling book of the same name by Flora Rheta Schreiber, was announced more than two years ago.

[via press release from CBS]

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER JESSICA LANGE, EMMY AWARD WINNER TAMMY BLANCHARD AND EMMY AND GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD NOMINEE JOBETH WILLIAMS TO STAR IN "SYBIL," A NEW MOVIE TO BE BROADCAST SATURDAY, JUNE 7 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

SYBIL, a new television movie starring Academy Award winner Jessica Lange ("Tootsie"), Emmy Award nominee Tammy Blanchard ("Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows") and Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee JoBeth Williams ("The Big Chill") to be broadcast Saturday, June 7 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SYBIL is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Flora Rheta Schreiber. It is the true story of a young woman who suffers from dissociative identity disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder), a psychological condition where two or more distinct personalities exist within the same person as the result of severe trauma and abuse inflicted during childhood.

In the movie, Sybil (Blanchard) is introduced to Dr. Cornelia Wilbur (Lange), a psychiatrist who begins treatment after Sybil attempts suicide. During their sessions, Sybil confides to Dr. Wilbur that she frequently loses her memory and cannot account for large blocks of time. With the help of her doctor, Sybil slowly remembers the physical, emotional and sexual abuse inflicted on her as a child by Hattie (Williams), her mentally disturbed mother. As Sybil starts to recall her troubled past, she reveals 16 separate and distinct personalities, each varying in age and personal appearance, which she created in order to cope with the cruelty she suffered as a child. Throughout the course of Sybil's treatment, Dr. Wilbur becomes committed to helping Sybil face the memories which haunt her so that her fractured personality can be healed.

SYBIL was produced by The Wolper Organization and Norman Stephens Productions, distributed by Warner Bros. Television. Emmy Award-winning producer Norman Stephens ("Bang, Bang, You're Dead") and Mark Wolper ("Alex Haley's Queen") are the executive producers. Multi- Emmy Award-winning director Joseph Sargent ("Miss Rose White") directed from a script written by John Pielmeier ("Hitler: The Rise of Evil").

Jessica Lange made her debut in John Guillermin's "King Kong" for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture. She received dual Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations in the same year for her performances in "Frances" and "Tootsie," for which she won the Oscar for Supporting Actress. In 1994, Lange won an Oscar for Best Actress in "Blue Sky." Lange's other film credits include "Country," "Sweet Dreams," "Music Box," "Cape Fear," "Losing Isaiah," "Rob Roy," "Big Fish," "Broken Flowers," "Don't Come Knocking" and "Bonneville." She recently completed filming "One More River" and "Grey Gardens." In 1996 Lange picked up her first Emmy nomination for the TV adaptation of "A Streetcar Named Desire."

Tammy Blanchard received an Emmy Award for her performance as Judy Garland in the television movie "My Life as Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows." Blanchard's other television movie credits include "When Angels Come to Town" and "We Were the Mulvaneys." She had guest-starring roles in "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" and was a series regular on "The Guiding Light," on the Network. Blanchard's feature film credits include "The Good Shepherd," "Bella," "Stealing Harvard" and "Cadillac Records."

JoBeth Williams made her film debut in "Kramer vs. Kramer." She has made over 20 feature films since, including "Poltergeist," "Poltergeist II," "The Big Chill," "Switch," "Stir Crazy" and "Wyatt Earp." Her television credits include "Payne," "Miss Match" and "John Grisham's The Client," on the Network. Her many television movies range from "Dexter" on Showtime to "The Ponder Heart" for Masterpiece Theatre and "My Name is Bill W." She earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her roles in "Adam" and "Baby M."

RATING: To Be Announced





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· BANG, BANG, YOU'RE DEAD (SHOWTIME)
· DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
· HITLER: THE RISE OF EVIL (CBS)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND: ME AND MY SHADOWS (ABC)
· MISS MATCH (NBC)
· SYBIL (CBS)
· WE WERE THE MULVANEYS (LIFETIME)
· WHEN ANGELS COME TO TOWN (CBS)





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