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Lifetime revives ‘Ophelia’

Cabler gives nod to telepic adaptation of 1994 bestseller

Lifetime has greenlighted the telepic “Reviving Ophelia,” inspired by the popular nonfiction book about raising teenage daughters.

Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”) and Kim Dickens (“Treme”) will play adult sisters who must lean on each other when confronted with their daughters’ problems — particularly when one of the teenagers is being abused by her boyfriend.

Teena Booth wrote the screenplay, while Bobby Roth is directing for Muse Entertainment. Joel S. Rice and Michael Prupas exec producing.

Shooting takes place this month. Pic will air on Lifetime later this year.

First published in 1994, Mary Pipher’s “Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls” became a bestseller and made waves in popular culture due to its subject matter. In the book, Pipher contends that young women remain victims of abuse, peer pressure and demands from society as they attempt to conform to a certain ideal.

When it was published, then-first lady Hillary Clinton was among its prominent fans.

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