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[08/09/16 - 12:16 PM]
"Sister Cities," Featuring All-Star Cast, to Make Television World Premiere September 17
Jacki Weaver, Stana Katic, Jess Weixler, Michelle Trachtenberg and Troian Bellisario are among the featured co-stars.

[via press release from Lifetime]

"SISTER CITIES," FEATURING ALL-STAR CAST OSCAR AND GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE JACKI WEAVER, STANA KATIC, JESS WEIXLER, MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG, TROIAN BELLISARIO, AMY SMART, KAIA GERBER, TOM EVERETT SCOTT AND EMMY NOMINEE ALFRED MOLINA, TO MAKE TELEVISION WORLD PREMIERE SEPTEMBER 17

Los Angeles, CA (August 9, 2016) - Based on the internationally-acclaimed stage play of the same name written by Colette Freedman, Sister Cities will make its television world premiere Saturday, September 17 at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime. Sister Cities features an all-star cast headlined by Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook), Stana Katic (Castle), Jess Weixler (The Good Wife), Michelle Trachtenberg (Gossip Girl) and Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars), and tells the story of four estranged sisters who reunite to mourn after their mother's passing, only to discover a secret that could tear them apart. The movie also stars Amy Smart (Justified), Tom Everett Scott (Scream: The TV Series), Emmy nominee Alfred Molina (The Normal Heart) and Kaia Gerber in her acting debut.

Mary Baxter (Weaver and Smart, at different ages) led an enviable life, traveling the world as a young dancer.She was blessed with four daughters from four different fathers, each as unique as the cities they are named after: Carolina (Katic), Austin (Weixler), Dallas (Trachtenberg) and Baltimore (Bellisario). After Mary's death, her daughters reunite in their New England family home to mourn.As the local police investigate the circumstances of Mary's death, old animosities among the sisters resurface, and a dark secret threatens to tear the family apart. Faced with a horrifying truth, the estranged sisters must choose to either turn their back on the only family they have known, or risk everything to protect one another.

On the heels of a successful sold-out premiere at Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival, Lifetime acquired the worldwide broadcast rights for Sister Cities. From the team behind Return to Zero, the independently produced film by Cannonball Productions, is directed by Sean Hanish, produced by Sean Hanish, Paul Jaconi-Biery, and Eleonore Dailly, and executive produced by Kelly Kahl and Alfred Molina. Colette Freedman wrote the script based upon her play.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. The critically acclaimed UnREAL, Devious Maids, Project Runway, Dance Moms, Bring It!, The Rap Game and Little Women franchises anchor the network's programming, in addition to its over 25 original movies annually that continue to define the TV movie genre. In 2015, Lifetime launched Broad Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours. Lifetime's Fempire positions the network as a curator of feminist content and conversations, as well as a place where women connect, learn and are entertained. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.





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