Lucy Liu set to star in telepic
HBO isn’t the only cabler staying in the multipart movie game.
Lifetime is going forward with “Marry Me,” a story of a woman looking for her Prince Charming. Lucy Liu will topline, with Steven Pasquale (“Rescue Me”), Bobby Cannavale, Enrique Murciano and Annie Potts also aboard.
From Sony Pictures Television, the four-hour “Marry Me” is set to premiere around the holidays this year on the femme-skewing net. Barbara Hall exec produces with Susanne Daniels. James Hayman directs.
Lifetime aired the two-part movie “Maneater” last year and is continuing its commitment to multinight pics. Many networks that used to schedules multi-part movies — both on the broadcast and cable side — have bailed out because of high production costs.
HBO recently won a slew of Emmys for “The Pacific,” while AMC and PBS have also allotted part of their programming budgets to longform projects spread out over multiple nights. USA Network, which aired “The Starter Wife” in 2007, has talked about launching another multipart pic at some point in the future as well.