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Courtney Love Joins Lifetime’s Shakespeare Anthology ‘A Midsummer’s Nightmare’

Courtney Love has been cast in Lifetime’s Shakespeare psychological thriller “A Midsummer’s Nightmare,” Variety has learned.

The hourlong pilot, which hails from A+E Studios, began production earlier this week in Vancouver.

The first season of the anthology series takes on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” giving it a modern-day spin. The potential series introduces four young lovers who steal off into the woods in pursuit of their romantic desires, but their plans are quickly thwarted when terrifying forces target the stranded group, using their own fantasies and darkest secrets against them. Love plays a mysterious woman in the woods who is part of the sinister forces that turn the lovers’ dream getaway into a nightmare.

No details on Love’s role have been released, other than it being a key part. Her recent acting credits have included “Sons of Anarchy” and “Empire.”

Love joins a cast that includes Dominic Monaghan (“Lost”), Daisy Head (“Guilt”), Jake Robinson (“American Odyssey”), Ellie Gall, Casey Deidrick (“Eye Candy”), Eric Balfour (“Haven”), Chelsea Gilligan (“Star-Crossed”), Paul Walter Hauser (“Kingdom”), Rhys Ward (“The Returned”), Thomas Cadrot (“Arrow”) and Anjali Jay (“Continuum”).

“A Midsummer’s Nightmare” was picked up to pilot this summer. Anthony Jaswinski penned the pilot and will serve as co-executive producer. Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry of The Firm are executive producing, along with Gary Fleder who will direct the pilot.

Love is repped by UTA.

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