Cabler set to bring McMillan's novel to the small screen

Lifetime is in development on a TV movie adapted from the bestselling novel “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” from author Terry McMillan.

Ostar Prods. has acquired the rights to the 2001 book, McMillan’s fifth novel. Tome spent 12 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, three of them at No. 1.

Steven Tolkin is set to direct, with Shernold Edwards onboard to write the telepic. Tolkin and Bill Haber will exec produce.

Other books by McMillan, who often examines African-American lives in her novels, include “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” and “Waiting to Exhale,” both oadapted into feature films.

Lifetime is set to premiere “Five” on Oct. 10. Cabler will offer an anthology of five short films — all looking at how breast cancer affects women’s lives — directed by Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Alicia Keys, Penelope Spheeris and Patty Jenkins. Project stars Jeanne Tripplehorn, Rosario Dawson and Patricia Clarkson.

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