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Rowlands displays ‘Charms’

Pic helmed by Silver, penned by Shelton

HOLLYWOOD — Showtime has greenlit the dramatic telepic “Charms for the Easy Life,” starring Gena Rowlands, Mimi Rogers and Susan May Pratt (“Center Stage”).

Pic, lensing in Vancouver, is slated to preem in early 2002.

Directed by Joan Micklin Silver (“Crossing Delancey”), “Charms” is the story of three women — Charlie Kate (Rowlands), her daughter Sophia (Rogers), and granddaughter Margaret (Pratt) — who live in a rural North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.

Angela Shelton (“Tumbleweeds”) penned the script based on Kaye Gibbons’ novel. Serving as executive producers will be Rogers and her production shingle partner, Chris Ciaffa. Millbrook Farms Prods. will produce, and Steve Molton will oversee production for the cabler.

Rowlands is repped by ICM, Rogers by UTA and Artist Management Group. Pratt, who starred in the teen pics “Drive Me Crazy” and “Ten Things I Hate About You,” is repped by the Gersh Agency and managed by Gold/Miller Co.