LIFETIME LAUNCHES FIRST GLOBAL PREMIERE WITH "RETURN TO ZERO" STARRING ACADEMY AWARD(R), GOLDEN GLOBE(R) AND EMMY(R) NOMINEE MINNIE DRIVER, PAUL ADELSTEIN, ALFRED MOLINA, CONNIE NIELSEN AND GOLDEN GLOBE AND EMMY WINNER KATHY BAKER
Based on a True Story, Film Debuts May 17 in the U.S. and Airs Internationally on Lifetime in Canada, the U.K., South East Asia and Hong Kong, with Other Territories to be Confirmed
LOS ANGELES (March 17, 2014) - Lifetime launches its first-ever global premiere event with the debut of the film, Return to Zero, starring Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting ,About a Boy, The Riches), Paul Adelstein (Private Practice, Scandal), Alfred Molina (The Normal Heart, Chocolat), Connie Nielsen (The Following), Sarah Jones (Alcatraz), Andrea Anders (Joey) and Golden Globe and Emmy winner Kathy Baker (Picket Fences). Debuting in the U.S. on Saturday, May 17, at 8pm ET/PT, the film will also air in Canada, the U.K., Spain, France, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, and Hong Kong, with other territories to be confirmed. A+E Networks is handling global sales of Return to Zero.
"Every once in a while, a film comes along that has the power to make a difference in the lives of others. Return to Zero is that powerful and moving story that so many people around the world who have faced similar challenges can relate to," said Christian Murphy, Sr. Vice President, International Programming & Production, A+E Networks. "We felt it very important to present this moving film with such incredible performances from A-list stars as the first global premiere for Lifetime."
Based on the true story from writer, director and producer Sean Hanish's own personal experiences, Return to Zero follows the story of Maggie (Driver) and Aaron (Adelstein) who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first child. Just a few weeks before their son's due date, Maggie and Aaron receive devastating news a heartbeat is no longer detectable in the womb. As the couple attempt to go on with their lives, they quickly discover they cannot escape their grief and their relationship is forever changed by their loss. With infidelity and separation at their heels, Maggie discovers she is pregnant again, and the two must reunite to face another turbulent and terrifying pregnancy that tests their strength and love.
Produced by Cannonball Productions, Return to Zero is written, directed and produced by Sean Hanish. Paul Jaconi-Biery also produced the film and Kelly Kahl served as executive producer.
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