Locklear Takes 'Fall' at Lifetime

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Heather Locklear, who last starred in a TV movie about a decade ago, is making a return to the format with Lifetime.

The former "Melrose Place" and "Spin City" star has signed on to "Angels Fall," an adaptation of a best-selling novel by Nora Roberts. The film is scheduled to premiere in February. Johnathon Schaech ("That Thing You Do!") also stars.

"We think the popularity of Heather Locklear and Johnathon Schaech and the success Nora Roberts has had with 'Angels Fall' is a winning combination," says Libby Beers, who oversees original movies at Lifetime. "We're excited to have these two gifted actors on Lifetime, and look forward to a movie audiences are sure to enjoy."

"Angels Fall" is one of four films based on the prolific Roberts' work that Lifetime has on tap. The cable network has already finished filming on "Carolina Moon" and "Montana Sky," and the fourth, "Blue Smoke," is in pre-production.

In "Angels Fall," Locklear will play Reece Gilmore, the sole survivor of a massacre at the Boston restaurant where she worked. After a cross-country odyssey, she settles in a small Wyoming town, only to become embroiled in a new murder mystery.

Janet Brownell ("Once Upon a Mattress") wrote the script for "Angels Fall." Ralph Hemecker (Lifetime's "Fatal Desire," "Silk Stalkings") will direct.

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