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[06/06/08 - 11:06 AM]
John Stamos ('Er') to Star in and Produce Lifetime Original Movie 'Killing MR. Kissel' (Working Title)
Robin Tunney, Gretchen Egolf and Anson Mount also star in the film, which will premiere this November.

[via press release from Lifetime]

John Stamos ('ER') to Star in and Produce Lifetime Original Movie 'Killing Mr. Kissel' (Working Title), Based on the Shocking True Story of the Deaths of Two Multi-Millionaire Brothers and the Trail of Money, Mansions and Mayhem They Left Behind

Robin Tunney (CBS' 'The Mentalist') Co-Stars as Nancy Kissell

LOS ANGELES, June 6 -- John Stamos ("ER") is set to star in and produce the Lifetime Original Movie "Killing Mr. Kissel" (wt), based on the shocking true story of two multi-millionaire brothers who both married the women of their dreams and wound up dead. "Killing Mr. Kissel" will premiere this November on Lifetime Television.

In making the announcement Tanya Lopez, Senior Vice President, Original Movies, Lifetime Networks, said, "People are fascinated by the private lives of the rich and there is a part of all of us that wants to have the lifestyle that money brings." She added, "While entertaining, this story -- about one family's quest for the American dream that spiraled out of control -- also reminds us to 'be careful what you wish for.'"

In "Killing Mr. Kissel," real estate mogul Andrew Kissel (Stamos) marries sporty blond ski instructor, Hayley Wolff (Gretchen Egolf, "Journeyman"), while his younger brother Rob Kissel (Anson Mount, "Conviction"), a New York investment banker, marries social climber Nancy Keeshin (Robin Tunney). On the surface, it seems that both the Kissel brothers are starting idyllic families. After Rob moves his family to Hong Kong for a promotion, Nancy grows to resent his long work hours. In retaliation, Nancy begins a torrid affair and ultimately kills Rob by drugging him and bludgeoning him to death, igniting worldwide media frenzy. Years later, Andrew is caught embezzling millions of dollars to support his increasingly lavish lifestyle and drug addiction. With the courts breathing down his neck, former business partners turning on him, and a frustrated and embarrassed wife filing for divorce, Andrew is found dead in the basement of his Greenwich mansion. The question remains: was Andrew murdered by one of his many enemies, or did he arrange it himself in order to escape his living nightmare?

John Stamos is a successful actor/producer with a career that has spanned more than 25 years. Currently, he can be seen in the long-running NBC drama "ER" as Dr. Tony Gates. Stamos most recently starred in the television films "A Raisin in the Sun" and "Wedding Wars." For eight seasons, he starred as Uncle Jesse on the popular television series "Full House." He was also the lead character in the television series, "Jake in Progress" and "Thieves" and started his career on the ABC daytime series "General Hospital." Through his St. Amos banner, Stamos has many television projects in the works, including the TV Movie "Baby Love" for TNT. Additional producing credits include an Emmy(R) nomination in 2000 for co-producing the ABC miniseries "Beach Boys: An American Family" and the highly rated CBS telefilm "Martin & Lewis." In 1995, he made his Broadway debut in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," and in 2000, he starred in "Cabaret." His film credits include the independent features, "Dropping Out," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2000, "Grownups," "I am Stamos" and "Knots."

Robin Tunney has appeared in numerous feature films including "Hollywoodland" with Ben Affleck, "The Craft," "Niagara Niagara," "Cherish" and "The Burning Plain." She recently starred in the Fox television series "Prison Break." Other television credits include "House," "The Twilight Zone," "Riders of the Purple Sage," "Law & Order" and "Life Goes On." This fall, she co-stars in the CBS series "The Mentalist" with Simon Baker.

Gretchen Egolf was a series regular on "Journeyman" and "Martial Law" and was a recurring character on the WB's "Roswell." She starred opposite Brad Garrett in the Jackie Gleason biopic "Gleason" for CBS and has guest-starred on "Medium," "NCIS," "Without a Trace," "Law & Order," "Century City," "Nero Wolfe" and "Cosby." Egolf has appeared in numerous films including "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "The Namesake" and "Quiz Show."

Anson Mount has starred in the Dick Wolf/NBC series "Conviction," ABC's "Line of Fire" and The WB's "The Mountain." He has also made numerous television guest appearances including "Law & Order," "Lost," "Sex and the City," "CSI: Miami," "Smallville" and "Third Watch." His film credits include "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane," "City by the Sea" and "Poolhall Junkies." Recently he starred in and produced the critically acclaimed independent film "Cook County."

"Killing Mr. Kissel" is produced by Dairy Road Films, Inc. for Lifetime Television. Dan Wigutow (Lifetime's "Murder on Pleasant Drive," "Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman") is executive producer, John Stamos ("Martin and Lewis," "The Beach Boys: An American Family") is producer and Michael Scott (Lifetime's "Tell Me No Lies" and "Murder on Pleasant Drive") is co-executive producer. Ed Bianchi ("Madmen," "Damages") directs from a script written by Maria Nation (Lifetime's "The Tenth Circle," "Icebound").

Lifetime is the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. A diverse, multi-media company, Lifetime is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. Lifetime Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women and Lifetime Digital (including myLifetime.com) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.





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· BEACH BOYS: AN AMERICAN FAMILY, THE (ABC)
· CENTURY CITY (CBS)
· CONVICTION (NBC)
· COSBY (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· DAMAGES (AUDIENCE)
· ER (NBC)
· GLEASON (CBS)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· ICE BOUND: A WOMAN'S SURVIVAL AT THE SOUTH POLE (CBS)
· JAKE IN PROGRESS (ABC)
· JOURNEYMAN (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· LINE OF FIRE (ABC)
· LOST (ABC)
· MAD MEN (AMC)
· MARTIAL LAW (CBS)
· MARTIN & LEWIS (CBS)
· MEDIUM (CBS)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· MOUNTAIN, THE (WB)
· MURDER ON PLEASANT DRIVE (LIFETIME)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NERO WOLFE (A AND E)
· PRISON BREAK (FOX)
· RAISIN IN THE SUN, A (ABC)
· REVENGE OF THE MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN, THE (CBS)
· ROSWELL (UPN)
· SEX AND THE CITY (HBO)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· TELL ME NO LIES (LIFETIME)
· TENTH CIRCLE, THE (LIFETIME)
· THIEVES (ABC)
· THIRD WATCH (NBC)
· TWO MR. KISSELS, THE (LIFETIME)
· WEDDING WARS (A AND E)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





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