[04/11/13 - 11:25 PM] Development Update: Thursday, April 11 Updates include: Patricia Arquette to recur on "Boardwalk Empire"; Jennifer Ferrin joins the cast of "Hell on Wheels"; and Kirstie Alley, Jennifer Finnigan to star in Lifetime's "Babysellers."
DESCRIPTION: (from Lifetime's press release, July 2013) Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Kirstie Alley and three-time Daytime Emmy(R) Award winner Jennifer Finnigan star in the Lifetime Original Movie event Baby Sellers, premiering Saturday, August 17, at 8pm ET/PT. Inspired by true events, the provocative film from prolific and multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winning producer Robert Halmi, Sr. (Human Trafficking, Tin Man) is a chilling account of the brutal and horrific realities behind the global illicit trade of selling children, many kidnapped from their homes, under the guise of seemingly regulated adoption. Exposing the dark international crime enterprise of infant trafficking, Baby Sellers stars Alley as Carla Huxley, a well-respected, influential owner of a major U.S.-based adoption agency that helps prospective parents fulfill their dream of having a family. While presenting an innocent veneer of kindness and good intentions to her trusting clients, behind-the-scenes Hughes functions as a ruthless international kingpin, controlling an expansive syndicate spanning the world and manned by subordinates authorized to use any means necessary to procure children for her business. Finnigan stars as Nicole Morrison, the dedicated, tough-as-nails Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent who believes Hughes is fueling a global business that stops at nothing to find the right child for the right owner - at the right price - and goes undercover to bring her sordid operation down.