Emmy(R) Award Winner Kirstie Alley ('Cheers') Stars In and Executive Produces the Lifetime Original Movie 'Write & Wrong,' (Formerly 'And She Was') About a Middle-Aged Screenwriter Whose Script-Selling Scheme to Beat Hollywood's Youth Obsession Goes Awry
LOS ANGELES, April 12 -- Kirstie Alley ("Cheers," "Fat
Actress") stars in and executive produces the upcoming Lifetime Original
Movie "Write & Wrong" (formerly "And She Was"), a satiric comedy about a
middle-aged screenwriter who learns she is all washed up in Hollywood
because she is considered too old. She enlists the help of her 20-something
nephew who passes himself off as the writer of her scripts. But when he
falls in love with a studio executive, her plan to reveal that she is, in
fact, the talented wordsmith, is jeopardized. "Write & Wrong" will premiere
Sunday, June 3 at 8:00 PM (ET/PT) on Lifetime Television. The movie will be
followed by the premiere of the new Lifetime series "Army Wives" starring
Kim Delaney and Catherine Bell at 10:00 PM (ET/PT).
In "Write & Wrong," Birdie Langdon (Alley) is an Academy
Award(R)-winning writer approaching her 50th birthday who gets continually
stonewalled finding work in an industry that prizes youth above all else.
In desperation, she dreams up a plan to have her attractive car-salesman
nephew Neil (Eric Christian Olsen, "The Loop," "Tru Calling") pose as a
screenwriter using her scripts. The ruse succeeds perfectly. But just as
Birdie begins to feel twinges of conscience, Neil falls for a studio
development executive named Andrea. If Birdie decides to expose the
deception, it could cost Neil his budding relationship and Andrea her job.
While she struggles with her quandary, Birdie discovers for herself, and
demonstrates to others, that being a woman of a certain age does not mean
life is over, and that there are second chances for everyone.
Kirstie Alley's career has been punctuated by multiple awards and
success in top-grossing films and highly acclaimed television programs.
Alley most recently appeared in her own Showtime series "Fat Actress" and
the television movies "Family Sins" and "While I Was Gone." She is best
known for her portrayal of Rebecca Howe on NBC's "Cheers," for which she
won Emmy(R), Golden Globe(R), and People's Choice(R) Awards during her six
years on the hit comedy. Other television credits include "Veronica's
Closet," the CBS movie "David's Mother," for which she won an Emmy(R) and
two miniseries "The Last Don" and "Salem Witch Trials." In 2003, Alley
portrayed the mentally disabled Donna Lee Shelby Thornton in the CBS film
"Profoundly Normal." Alley's film credits include "Star Trek II: The Wrath
of Khan," "Look Who's Talking," "Look Who's Talking Too," "Look Who's
Talking Now," "Deconstructing Harry," "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and "For Richer
Eric Christian Olsen was most recently seen in the FOX series "The
Loop" and had a recurring role on "Tru Calling." He will soon be seen in
the feature films "License to Wed" and "The Comebacks." His additional film
credits include "The Last Kiss" with Zach Braff, "Beerfest," "Cellular,"
"Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd," "The Hot Chick," "Local Boys,"
"Not Another Teen Movie" and "Pearl Harbor."
"Write & Wrong" is produced by Jaffe/Braunstein Films for Lifetime
Television. Executive producers are Howard Braunstein, Michael Jaffe
(Lifetime's "Not Like Everyone Else" and "Odd Girl Out"), Richard Fischoff
(Lifetime's "For One Night") and Kirstie Alley. Graeme Clifford
("Profoundly Normal") directs from a script written by George Beckerman
("Man of the People").
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SOURCE Lifetime Television