Lifetime Picks Up Renee Zellweger-Produced Drama 'Cinnamon Girl' To Pilot

Renee Zellweger Cinnamon GirlLifetime has given Renée Zellweger‘s drama project Cinnamon Girl a pilot order. The period drama set against the backdrop of the Los Angeles music and movie scenes of the late 1960s/early 1970s was put on fast-track development by Lifetime in October when president Nancy Dubuc called it “a game changer” for the network. Oscar winner Zellweger co-created Cinnamon Girl with Anthony Tambakis (Warrior). The drama tells the story of four coming-of-age girls — Cassie, Lola, Junie and Lou — and explores their lives at the crossroads of the era’s political, artistic, social and sexual rebellions. The genesis of the idea is a combination of Zellweger’s real-life journey from small-town Texas to Hollywood stardom and Tambakis’ lifelong fascination with the Laurel Canyon music scene and the New Hollywood, auteur-driven era that began in the late ’60s. Zellweger and Tambakis will executive produce Cinnamon Girl with Gavin O’Connor, who co-wrote Warrior with Tambakis and directed the movie. CAA-repped Zellweger and Tambakis co-wrote the story, with Tambakis writing the script, O’Connor set to direct the pilot and Danny Bramson (Almost Famous) serving as producer and music supervisor. (more…)

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