[11/19/08 - 06:16 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, November 19 Updates include: MTV may revive "Beauty and the Geek"; Sean "Diddy" Combs to visit "CSI: Miami"; and Patricia Heaton is going for "The Middle" at ABC.
DESCRIPTION: (from Lifetime's press release) Following the success of the Shirley MacLaine starrer "Coco Chanel," Lifetime Television today announced the start of production of the Lifetime Original Movie Georgia O'Keeffe, starring three-time Academy Award, Golden Globe(R) and Emmy Award(R) nominee Joan Allen ("The Contender," "The Upside of Anger") and Academy Award(R), Golden Globe(R) and Emmy Award(R) winner Jeremy Irons ("Reversal of Fortune," "Elizabeth I"). To be directed by Academy Award(R) nominee Bob Balaban ("Gosford Park," "Bernard and Doris") from a script by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer, the dramatic biopic chronicles the turbulent, 20-year love affair between celebrated artist Georgia O'Keeffe (Allen) and photographer Alfred Steiglitz (Irons). Allen also serves as an executive producer alongside City Entertainment's Joshua D. Maurer ("Introducing Dorothy Dandridge," "Hoax") and Alixandre Witlin ("Dodson's Journey"). The Sony Pictures Television project will premiere on Lifetime Television during the third quarter of 2009.