STEAMY SUSPENSE THRILLER UNSTABLE TO PREMIERE ON LIFETIME TELEVISION APRIL 25, 2009
Emmy Award Winner KATHY BAKER and SHIRI APPLEBY Star in this Spring's Hottest Psychological Mind-Bender
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 2, 2009) � April showers turn into a dark and threatening storm of mind games, manipulation and money as Lifetime Television premieres the mystery-thriller Unstable, starring Shiri Appleby (TV's Roswell and ER, Charlie Wilson's War) and Kathy Baker (Last Chance Harvey, TV's Picket Fences). Appleby is "Megan," a wealthy young woman who, after recovering from a nervous breakdown, falls for the man she believes to be Mr. Right. Her dreams of wedded bliss, though, quickly spin into nightmares as she begins to question whether or not her husband is trying to push her to the brink of insanity in hopes of getting his hands on her inheritance. The Lifetime Original Movie Unstable premieres on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at 9 pm ET/PT.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
At the young age of 26, Megan Walker (Appleby) has had her fair share of hard times and family tragedies. Just as she begins to piece her shattered life together and reclaim her sense of self, she meets the seemingly perfect man. Megan's family, particularly her mother (Baker), is thrilled to see her thriving in what everyone perceives to be a healthy and loving relationship. But, when strange things begin to happen, Megan takes a dangerous plunge into the darkest corners of her mind, finding herself teetering on the edge of sanity. Trapped in a web of deceit and crippling mind games, Megan must cling to her loved ones � who may, in fact, be the very people driving her to madness.
ABOUT THE CAST
Kathy Baker is an award-winning actress, honored for her work on the stage and screen. Her acting career started at San Francisco's Magic Theater, where she formed a bond with legendary playwright Sam Shepherd and won an Obie Award for her role in his New York production of Fool for Love. She simultaneously began her film career, co-starring in The Right Stuff. Her additional film credits include roles in Street Smart, Edward Scissorhands, Cold Mountain and most recently, Last Chance Harvey. In the early '90s, she turned her attention to television and landed the role of "Jill Brock" in Picket Fences, which brought her three Emmys� for "Outstanding Actress Lead in a Drama Series." Her additional television roles include a recurring part on Boston Public and guest appearances on Nip/Tuck, Gilmore Girls and Grey's Anatomy.
Shiri Appleby started her career as a child actor with guest appearances on the iconic '80s television shows Santa Barbara, thirtysomething and Who's the Boss? In 1999, she landed the breakout role of "Liz" on the cult-favorite Roswell. Appleby went on to score roles in many notable films including Swimfan, When Do We Eat? and Charlie Wilson's War and recurs on the hit television series ER as "Dr. Daria Wade."
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Unstable is produced by Muse Entertainment and Automatic Pictures Inc. for Lifetime Television. Michael Prupas (The Watch, Girl's Best Friend) executive produces along with Joel S. Rice (All I Want for Christmas, Recipe for a Perfect Christmas) and producer Steve Solomos (Taking a Chance on Love, More of Me). Don McBrearty (Wild Roses, Accidental Friendship) directs from a script by Charlie F. Bohl (Cheerleader Camp, Martha Behind Bars).
ABOUT LIFETIME TELEVISION
Lifetime is a diverse, multi-media company 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 (myLifetime.com, Mothersclick.com and Lifetime Games, which includes Roiworld.com and DressupChallenge.com) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of the Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.