British actress-model Millie Brady (Pride And Prejudice And Zombies) has been cast as the lead in Lifetime’s drama pilot The Clan Of The Cave Bear, from Imagine TV, Allison Shearmur Prods., Fox 21 TV Studios and Lionsgate TV.
Written by Maleficent scribe Linda Woolverton based on Jean M. Auel’s series of best-selling novels, The Clan Of The Cave Bear draws from the first book. It takes place at a time in prehistory more than 25,000 years ago when Neanderthals shared the planet with the first early modern humans and a band of cave dwellers adopts blond and blue-eyed Ayla (Brady), a child of the “Others.” As Ayla matures into a young woman of spirit and courage, she must fight for survival against the jealous bigotry of Broud, who one day will be clan leader.
In the 1986 feature adaptation of the book, the lead role of Ayla was played by Daryl Hannah.
Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Allison Shearmur, Francie Calfo, Woolverton and Auel executive produce the pilot.