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Casting set in ‘Motion’ for Lifetime original

De Mornay, Mayron, Heard to star in holiday pic

HOLLYWOOD — Rebecca De Mornay, Melanie Mayron and John Heard will star in “Range of Motion,” a Lifetime Original Movie based on the bestselling book of the same name by Elizabeth Berg.

Lifetime Television describes the pic as an uplifting holiday story about a woman’s intense belief that her husband will recover from a coma.

It is skedded to preem on Lifetime in December.

De Mornay plays the lead, with Mayron as her tough-minded, compassionate neighbor and Heard as a man whose wife has also been in a coma. Barclay Hope plays the lead’s coma-stricken husband.

Production on the movie has begun in Toronto.

“Range of Motion” is being produced by Craig Anderson Productions in association with Hearst Entertainment for Lifetime Television. Craig Anderson and Beth Grossbard are exec producers. Donald Wrye is directing, and Grace McKeaney adapted the screenplay.

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